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What can you do if a loved one unexpectedly dies?

No one expects tragedy to strike them. Perhaps a loved one suddenly passed away after a car accident, for example. The emotional pain you are experiencing is likely unbearable and you may be unable to focus on anything else right now, but you do have the option of pursuing a wrongful death suit.

Reasons for a wrongful death suit

There are a few reasons to consider a claim. For one, you may be feeling the strong financial impact that loss can have. On top of the grief, you may be facing medical bills from before their passing, funeral costs, loss of income, loss of house and child care they provided and more. If you seek compensation, you could receive payments to cover a number of expenses.

Another reason to consider a wrongful death claim is that it deters future accidents. By holding the responsible party accountable for their actions, you are making a stand against reckless or negligent behaviors. It can create a safer community overall.

A final reason families pursue wrongful death claims is the closure it can bring. It may sound overwhelming to deal with legal proceedings right now, but that is where an attorney comes in. They can handle this aspect of your situation to help you financially while you sort through everything else. Many families find that seeking justice and receiving a settlement helps them close this chapter of their life as they move on.

Representative or family must file

Only specific people can file a wrongful death claim. If your loved one had a will, their personal representative must bring the case. Certain family members can also seek compensation and they will have to do so if their loved one had no will.

The spouse, children, parents, grandparents or siblings of the deceased are family members who qualify to bring the case. Anyone who was given property in the deceased’s will can also qualify.

If you are eligible to bring a wrongful death claim and wish to do so, an experienced wrongful death attorney can navigate the legal system for you during this difficult time.

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