Wrongful Death Lawyers
Wrongful death is when a person(s) dies unexpectedly because of the misconduct or negligence of another party. Losing a loved one under any circumstance is always difficult. Losing a loved one due to wrongful death or negligence, including medical malpractice or an automobile accident is extremely difficult to recover from.
While no amount of money can ever replace a loved one, the Chisholm Beach, PLLC understands that damages from a wrongful death suit may help to ease the financial burden experienced when a loved one is suddenly gone.
Wrongful Death Lawyers
There are many factors which determine the amount of compensatory damages which may be awarded to survivors. The following individuals may be awarded damages based on the following criteria:
- Spouse: The spouse of the deceased may be entitled to recover compensation for the loss of the decedent’s companionship and protection and for mental pain and suffering.
- Children: Any minor children may also seek wrongful death compensation for lost parental companionship, instruction, and guidance and for mental pain and suffering.
- Parent: Each parent of the decedent’s minor children may be entitled to recover compensation for mental pain and suffering. In addition, each parent of an adult child may also recover compensation for mental pain and suffering only if there are no other survivors.
- All: Each survivor of the decedent may recover the value of lost support and services from the date of their injury to the date of his or her death, including interest, and future loss of support and services from the date of death. In addition, medical and/or funeral expenses incurred due to the decedent’s injury or death may be recovered by the survivor who has paid for those services.
Chisholm Beach, PLLC understands that while no amount of financial payment may compensate for your hardship and devastation the loss of a loved one may bring, rest assured, we will fight for your financial security and make sure that those responsible will be brought to justice. The devastation a family faces after a loved one dies due to a wrongful death accident is insurmountable. Chisholm Beach, PLLC is dedicated to taking swift action to ensure you receive expeditious payment for the greatest loss for which you have incurred.