The vast majority of people have gone through the sorrow and grief of the death of a loved one, but those emotions and experiences can be complicated immensely when the circumstances of the death are not natural. If the death of a loved one was caused by the negligent or reckless acts of another party, the family members who are left behind are usually struggling to come up with answers for why this had to happen and what could have prevented it.
In some cases, those answers will never be found. After all, nothing can replace a loved one who was lost due to another party's reckless actions. But, in an attempt to correct some of the financial impact of the loss, those family members may be able to pursue a wrongful death lawsuit.
Pursuing a wrongful death lawsuit is not like any other personal injury lawsuit. For starters, the main person who was affected by the negligent or reckless conduct - the deceased person - is not there to tell their side of the story. These types of cases are oftentimes pieced together with whatever evidence is available, such as medical records, eyewitness testimony or an examination of a family's finances and the impact that the loss of the deceased person will have on that family.
At our law firm, we understand the difficult times that lie ahead for the family members of the deceased. We know that going over the details of the incident in question time and again - sometimes in a courtroom - can cause a great deal of personal anguish and stress. We work with our clients to try to achieve the best results in their cases. For more information, please visit the wrongful death overview section of our law firm's website.