Deciding if you want to seek a legal solution following the loss of a loved one is one of the most personal processes you can experience. Many bereaved family members vacillate between filing a wrongful death claim and letting the matter go unaddressed. Both options have merits, but we urge anyone who has lost a loved one to weigh the decision carefully before making a choice.
Without knowing the details of your situation, it would be wrong to assume we understand the reasons you may choose a wrongful death lawsuit. However, what we can do is tell you about a few reasons other victims have chosen to file a suit.
Accountability: The vast majority of those who decide to file a wrongful death lawsuit do so to ensure the party responsible for the death pays for his or her negligence.
Compensation: We understand that seeking compensation for a death sounds both greedy and petty to many people. It helps to understand that many victims of wrongful death do not have the means to support themselves after a loved one perishes. A successful wrongful death suit often helps replace lost wages and other financial losses.
Closure: In many cases, once a wrongful death suit concludes, the bereaved feel better because they did everything in their power to hold the responsible parties to account.
In the end, the decision is yours to make. However, seeking guidance from a legal professional can provide answers to any questions you may have about wrongful death claims. We invite you to explore our website if you would like to learn more about the process.