If you have recently lost a loved one, taking legal action may be the last thing on your mind right now. You are likely more concerned with adjusting to the toll the loss is taking on you and your family and trying to cope with your grief.
However, at a certain point, exploring your legal options can prove to be more helpful than you may realize. If you are struggling with the loss of a loved one, there are a few reasons why you may want to consider taking legal action even though it may seem overwhelming at first.
Filing a wrongful death lawsuit in the wake of a fatal accident can help people get the answers that often go unanswered in the absence of legal action. For instance, negligent parties may ignore requests for details or provide some type of blanket-statement in an effort to put the issue to rest as quickly as possible. A legal claim can prompt parties to disclose previously unknown or concealed information.
Additionally, while money cannot repair the devastation of a loss or undo a fatal accident, it can compensate survivors for damages, both economic and non-economic. People can be awarded money to cover relevant expenses and to acknowledge the many ways their lives have been affected by a loss which can provide some much-needed financial relief.
A wrongful death claim can also send a powerful message that negligent or reckless parties will be held accountable for their actions or inaction. This can instill a sense of justice and relief that the tragic incident is not ignored.
We understand that assessing your legal options and pursuing compensation may not be priorities for you in the wake of a devastating loss. However, we can help you explore your options for a resolution when the time comes. For information on our firm and our approach to wrongful death claims, please visit our website.