An unexpected death due to an accident is emotionally and financially burdensome. If a family member had died in an accident, contacting a lawyer to investigate the incident is one of the first things you should do in order to find out who is at fault. If another person’s negligence caused the fatality, or if it was intentional, an attorney will find them accountable for damages. When a person is fatally injured because of another’s negligent behavior, the victim’s parents, spouse dependents, or children may qualify for wrongful death benefits. These benefits include compensation for burial and funeral expenses as well as loss of support and companionship.
There is a tremendous emotional trauma associated with losing a loved one, especially if it was due to someone else’s negligence. Just like in cases where personal injuries occur, like motor vehicle accidents, swimming pool accidents, medical malpractice, criminal acts and defective products and others of the sort, wrongful deaths can be a result as well. And just as those personal injury cases are tried, so can the wrongful death case.