It’s something you never expect to happen to you and something that you want to avoid at all costs. A wrongful death is something that no family should ever have to experience. Unfortunately, an individual’s negligence or recklessness can be the very reason you may find yourself seeking legal representation from a wrongful death lawyer. From medical malpractice to reckless automobile behavior, building a claim against the liable party(s) is the best way to receive the compensation that you deserve for financial damages such as lost wages, funeral costs, and any future medical or therapy-related costs.
If someone you love has fallen victim to a wrongful death due to another party’s negligence, contact a wrongful death lawyer at Robert J. DeBry and Associates to start building your claim today. Here is how we will help you establish a claim and hold the liable party(s) responsible.
Investigating the Scene and Determining the Fault
First things first, a wrongful death lawyer from Robert J. DeBry and Associates will investigate the scene and collect the necessary evidence to determine if the wrongful death could have been avoided or if it was a result of the other party’s negligence. For example, if your loved one passed away at a hospital, an attorney will look into the specifics and see how the death occurred. If it is discovered that a doctor failed to diagnose a condition, or if the doctor was careless in the care that they were providing for the patient, they can be held liable for the death.
If the victim was killed intentionally, such as in a homicide, the offender will be held liable as a result of an intentional act.
A wrongful death lawyer will also help you prove your damages to get you the proper compensation in the result of a loved one’s wrongful death. For example, if you lost the head of the household, we will add up everything from lost wages, to medical bills and funeral costs to ensure that you are given the adequate compensation that you will need to avoid financial ruin. We know how hard it can be to dig yourself out of a financial hole, and we want to help you recover without any worries about how you’ll pay the bills.
Who Can File the Claim?
Your wrongful death lawyer can aid a few people in the establishment of a wrongful death claim. These people should be survivors who had a direct relationship with the victim, such as a spouse and parents of minor victims. In most states, anyone who can show financial dependence on the deceased can file a claim.
Losing a loved one is one of the hardest things you can face, and we want to make sure that we help you through the entire process. If you’ve lost a loved one due to someone’s negligence or recklessness, don’t hesitate to contact a wrongful death lawyer here at Robert J. DeBry and Associates. We’ll take care of the legal side while you and your family focus on healing and moving on.