Losing a family member is one of the most stressful things you can experience; when your loss was caused by someone else’s negligence, it is even more intense. A wrongful death case can’t restore your family, but it can give you closure and the financial support you need to move forward. Learning more about wrongful death cases can help you determine if this process is a good match for your situation.
What is a Wrongful Death?
When a person is killed because someone else was negligent or because of another party’s misconduct, it is considered a wrongful death. The party causing the injury could be an individual or a business and wrongful deaths occur in a variety of ways, including:
- Motor vehicle, construction and other accidents
- Medical malpractice, including misdiagnosis, surgical error or other error caused by a doctor or healthcare provider
- Faulty products, including everything from automobiles to household appliances and medical devices
- Workplace or worksite accidents
Not sure if your case could be considered wrongful death? A Stillwater wrongful death attorney can talk to you about your case and help you determine what to do next.
What Kind of Compensation is Awarded for a Wrongful Death?
While every case is different, the victim’s family could receive damages based on the amount of money the deceased earned, their degree of dependence on their lost family member, loss of companionship and other factors. Part of our process is to talk with you and learn more about your loved one and gain a thorough understanding of the seriousness and depth of your loss. We understand that no amount of money will ever make up for your loss, but the closure and peace of mind that comes with a settlement can help you move forward.
A Stillwater Wrongful Death Attorney Can Help
Since the laws surrounding negligence and responsibility are complex, a Stillwater wrongful death attorney can help you understand your rights and ensure that your family is treated fairly. There are some time restrictions on filing, so the best way to find out more is to contact the team at Jepsen Injury law and talk about your options in a free consultation. We understand what you are going through and work hard to get you the peace of mind and security your family needs after a devastating loss.