Wrongful Death Lawyer
A wrongful death case is generally advised when someone else can be held responsible for the negligent death of another. Wrongful death can occur from a variety of different circumstances and typically is filed by the family of the person who is deceased. These cases like all legal cases have a lot of factors at play and can sometimes be difficult to prove. That is why many people turn to legal counsel for assistance. Legal counsel can be the difference between proving another party is guilty or innocent. Legal counsel can also make the entire process more smooth and easy for the family.
Typical Wrongful Death Circumstances
Negligent actions by another that caused the untimely wrongful death of another person can be seen in a variety of different ways. This could be the result of an accident at work where someone operated machinery in an incorrect way leading to the death of another. It may also be seen in an auto accident where someone has died as the result of the reckless and dangerous driving of another motorist. Another cause may be the result of incorrect procedures at a hospital as a result of medical negligence.
Proving Wrongful Death
To prove a wrongful death was wrongful it’s critical that there is proof that the person was actually deceased. This is the first thing that must be provided. Once this has been established it must then be proven that the deceased person was deceased due to either an action deemed negligent or purposeful by another person. This is where it can get tricky as proving that someone went out of their way to intentionally cause harm to another can be difficult. Once this has been established and proven the family must then provide evidence of the different expenses that have been caused by this incident. This is how a family can ensure that they do not have to pay for the costs associated with this terrible act of negligence by the other party.
Compensation in a Wrongful Death Case
There are a variety of compensation items that may be eligible in a wrongful death case. These include medical expenses, cost of the funeral, pain and suffering of the deceased prior to them passing away, loss of companionship, future lost wages of the deceased, and also medical or distress compensation for the families’ grief and suffering. Reach out to an experienced wrongful death lawyer from Brandy Austin Law Firm, PLLC for further assistance. While money or compensatory items won’t bring back a loved one they can make the suffering a bit easier to bear.