Accidents that cause the untimely death of a loved one can wreak havoc on a family. A myriad of emotional changes accompany any death, and family members are forced to make tough decisions while coping with their sudden pain and suffering. Even more unfortunate is when an accident occurs because of the careless, irresponsible, or negligent behaviors of another person or party.
Wrongful Death Lawsuits
If a person dies in an accident, criminal charges are rarely pressed against the person or party at fault, since they did not intend any harm against another person. However, if the party at fault is found to be negligent– that is, if he or she acted in a manner that disregarded the potential safety of another person– then he or she may be held liable for some of the suffering caused by this act of negligence. He or she may be required to help the family members of the victim with financial burdens related to:
- Medical expenses
- Loss of income
- Funeral costs
Additionally, the victim’s family may also claim losses related to:
- Loss of companionship
- Pain and suffering
Many families are unsure if they even wish to pursue legal action during this difficult time. However, pursuing wrongful death litigation can help families secure the financial assistance they need as well as work toward some sense of closure after an accident.
If your loved one has been killed in an accident, you may be eligible for financial compensation to help cover the costs of your losses. For legal advice, contact the Iowa wrongful death attorneys of LaMarca Law Group, P.C. by calling 877-327-2600 today.