When a loved one dies, grief and strong emotions are obviously natural. But, when a loved one dies suddenly and unexpectedly due to the negligent or reckless conduct of another party, that grief can sometimes seem insurmountable. Not only are surviving family members thrust into emotional turmoil that they had no reason to expect but they may also be dealing with a significant blow to their family finances.
Under these types of circumstances, some families find themselves weighing the potential option of pursuing a wrongful death lawsuit. These legal considerations can put even more of a burden on families who are already grieving, but the potential help that an ultimate financial recovery might achieve in such a case is usually worth the time to consider.
For example, surviving family members may face thousands of dollars – or more – in funeral expenses. Or, there may even be medical bills for treatment before the family member’s death. And, in many cases, the income lost from what the deceased family member would have earned can be devastating to family finances.
Pursuing financial recovery
In many wrongful death cases, pursuing financial recovery for these bills and lost income is a viable option. Of course, nothing can take away the pain a family feels after the unexpected death of a loved one, but pursuing a wrongful death claim may lead to the type of financial recovery that can at least help with the financial aspects of the situation. For more information, please visit the wrongful death overview section of our law firm’s website.