If you have lost a loved one in an accident, you are likely devastated, angry, confused and sad. In addition to the emotional loss you have suffered, you may have also suffered financial losses as well. Although difficult, if someone else was at fault for your loved one’s wrongful death, you will need to begin the process of filing a wrongful death suit to recover your financial losses. The Musgrove Trial Firm specializes in personal injury and wrongful death related lawsuits, and we are here to help you understand and navigate this difficult process.
What is a Wrongful Death Suit?
A wrongful death suit is a lawsuit that is initiated to recover monetary damages from a party who has caused another’s death through their negligence. Wrongful death suits are civil claims intended to recover monetary damages such as:
- Medical expenses
- Pain and suffering of the deceased
- Loss of income provided by the deceased
- Loss of potential inheritance
- Loss of care and companionship
- Funeral and burial expenses
When Should I Consider Filing a Traffic Accident Related Wrongful Death Suit?
A traffic accident related wrongful death suit should be considered if your loved one’s death was the result of a traffic accident in which the other driver was at fault. The party making the wrongful death claim will need to prove that the other driver acted negligently leading to the victim’s death and also that there are damages resulting from the accident and death of your loved one for which you are seeking compensation. On more rare occasions you will need to prove that someone other than the other driver is the one at fault such as: a motorcyclist, pedestrian or bicyclist.
Who Can File the Wrongful Death Suit?
Typically, wrongful death suit can be filed by any close relatives of the deceased. These relatives can include: spouses and children, life partners and financial dependents. However, the parties allowed to file a wrongful death suit are determined by the state. So, you will want to check with your wrongful death attorney to determine if you are able to file.
Hire an Experienced Wrongful Death Attorney
If you feel your loved one’s traffic accident related death was caused by the negligence of another you will want to contact an attorney experienced in traffic related wrongful death cases as soon as possible. Proving wrongful death and navigating the traffic laws involved in the case will require an attorney who is very knowledgeable in those areas of the law. The Musgrove Trial Firm has a bilingual team of attorneys focused on personal injury cases including wrongful death claims. We know you are mourning the loss of a loved one and we are here to use our expertise to evaluate your case and win the damages you are due.
Contact The Musgrove Trial Firm to Evaluate Your Wrongful Death Case
Should you experience the unfortunate loss of a loved one due to the negligence of another, contact the experienced attorneys at The Musgrove Trial Firm. We evaluate each potential case with a personalized approach and fight for the financial compensation you are due. Contact our offices at 678-226-1994 for a free case consultation.