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Considering your options following the death of a loved one

On Behalf of | Jun 19, 2024 | Tort Litigation

The loss of a loved one is an emotional and devastating experience. This event can be especially tragic when your loved one was suddenly killed in an accident. The negligence of another person caused the accident that left your loved one fatally injured. This leaves you dealing with emotions of anger and the desire to hold the negligent person accountable.

While it can take much time to cope with this loss, a wrongful death suit may not be able to wait that long. Thus, it is important to understand your legal rights, options and the timeframe you have to file this civil suit. This in turn ensures your rights and interests are also protected.

Wrongful death action

The wrongful death of a loved one is an emotional event, making it challenging for surviving family members to move forward with a legal action. At Deans Stepp Law, our law firm is sensitive to these matters, considering the needs and wishes of our clients every step of the way.

With over 20 years of experience, our attorneys can look at the matter from both the plaintiff’s and defendant’s side because our legal team have been involved in matters on both times. This knowledge allows us to create the best strategy for our clients because we can look at the matter from the lens of the other side. Our goal is to provide the best representation for our clients, helping them obtain a favorable outcome.

Recovering damages

There is nothing that can replace your loved one; however, a monetary award could help offset the losses and damages suffered because of your loved one’s wrongful death. Thus, it is important to take the time to consider the reach and extensiveness of these losses to have a more accurate calculation of the damages.

Compensation awarded in a wrongful death suit typically involves financial losses related to medical bills, funeral costs and loss of household income. Furthermore, it considers damages related to pain and suffering, loss of companionship and other emotional and mental sufferings related to the death. And depending on the factors of the incident that caused the death, punitive damages may be awarded to punish the negligent party.

It may take time to process your loss, but if you are considering a wrongful death suit, it is important to take the time to understand your situation and options. A legal professional can help you understand your rights, answering any questions or concerns you might have.