Representing Clients Nationwide
Dealing with the loss of a family member is one of life’s most difficult challenges, especially when the death occurred as the result of a sudden accident. For families who suspect that another person’s negligence was behind their loved one’s fatal injuries, the wrongful death lawsuit can be used to hold the wrongdoer accountable. The experienced wrongful death lawyers at Chávez Law Group can provide you with valuable legal advice and help you decide if you have a real case worth pursuing. The wrongful death claim is worth looking into, as it can help your family improve your chances of being awarded significant compensation to help you recover and move forward.
About Wrongful Death Cases
Wrongful deaths occur when a person’s negligent behavior results in the fatal injuries of another. Wrongful death laws protect the surviving family members by forcing the negligent person to take financial responsibility for the loss. This means that family members of individuals who lost their lives may file wrongful death suits against a person or business suspected of causing the harm and seek compensation for financial losses, as well as emotional damage.
Wrongful death claims are often brought against careless drivers who caused fatal auto accidents after speeding, reckless driving, ignoring road signs, or driving under the influence. They are also often filed against makers of defective products that significantly increased the user’s risk of harm, such as defective auto parts or toys with choking hazards.
Types of Wrongful Death Cases
The attorneys at Chávez Law Group represent victims nationwide in all types of wrongful death lawsuits, including claims involving the following:
- Medical malpractice
- Birth injury
- Auto accident
- Truck accident
- Dog attack
- SUV rollover accident
- Pedestrian accident
- Defective products
- Boating accidents
- Swimming pool accidents
- Negligent security
- Slip and fall
Compensation for Your Loss
Once we investigate the details of your loved one’s death, we will put together a settlement demand that considers all of the ways in which the death has affected your family, both financially and emotionally. As you might expect, generally this includes funds for all medical expenses, as well as death and burial expenses. Your family may also be entitled to collect compensation to account for the amount of money earned by your loved one, including the loss of future income and benefits. In wrongful death cases, it is also common to include funds to compensate family members for their pain and anguish, with loss of companionship damages and others.
While money can’t change what happened, it can help your family avoid financial devastation and send a message to the community that negligence resulting in lost lives will not be tolerated.
Remember that wrongful death claims must be filed within a certain amount of time to remain viable. Please contact Chávez Law Group to find out more about the laws in your state and discuss the filing process.