It is many people’s worst fear; getting the news that a loved one has suddenly passed away. While it is true that accidents can happen that cause fatalities, some accidents are entirely preventable. This means that a person’s death could have been avoided, had a person or a party taken the reasonable measure of care to prevent it. This can leave loved one’s mourning and in a bad place financially after a loved one’s death leaves them reeling.
If this is situation is sounding familiar for you, a friend or a loved one, read on. A person’s untimely death could have been due to negligence or a lack of care of behalf of a person or a business. People are expected to uphold a standard of care across different platforms. For example, a motor-vehicle driver is expected to follow the laws of the road and be cautious for not to unnecessarily harm themselves or others. If a car accident happens the fatally injures another driver or passenger, the family may look into how a wrongful death suit can place responsibility on the appropriate party.
Wrongful death claims can help to rectify the financial situation of the after-math of a loved one’s unexpected death. Damages could include reparations for things like pain and suffering, medical bills and even lost wages over the course of the person’s life – had they lived. Especially children and other dependents can benefit from reparations earned by proving a person or party was responsible for a loved one’s death. This situation can be very difficult for families; it can make it a little easier by ensuring one’s financial situation is secure after a loved one’s death.
There are many steps to proving that a person or party was responsible for a loved one’s death. It rests on the basis of negligence, which has a lower threshold of proof than criminal cases. Therefore, there are a few ways one could be found negligent for a loved one’s wrongful death. At Savinis & Kane LLC, we know how difficult this time can be and we do everything we can to ensure a favorable outcome for our clients.