What is a wrongful death, and when does it occur? A wrongful death occurs when an individual dies as a result of the negligent actions of another. This happened recently when a 62-year-old man from Jackson County, West Virginia was killed instantly when another car slammed into him while at a complete stop and waiting to make a left hand turn. Unfortunately, cases such as this happen quite often. A wrongful death attorney is an advocate for the legal heir of the deceased to help them receive what they are entitled.
Compensation For Family Members in a Wrongful Death
Dealing with a loss of family member is already a traumatic event. Dealing with the expenses that follow any death, including funeral and other medical expenses, only complicates the grieving process. You may be eligible for compensation. The list below details some of the expenses that may be recovered:
-wage and income loss
-pain and suffering
Wrongful death is beyond tragic for everyone involved, including the attorneys asked to represent the case. The grief associated with such an incident is all encompassing, thus as wrongful death attorneys The Christensen Law Firm thoroughly manages the case so family members can attend to their own emotional needs. If you find yourself in a position of losing a loved one from a wrongful death, call us at 801 506-0800 to schedule a free consultation. If you prefer, you can first increase your knowledge on how best to proceed following a wrongful death by calling 1-800 LAW BOOK to get one of our free accident books.