Medical Malpractice Lawyers Understand Devastation
The loss of a loved one is never easy to cope with, especially when the death is unexpected. In addition to the emotional hardships caused by the sudden loss of a loved one, families may also face considerable financial strain. In some cases, the sudden death of an individual can cause their family to lose an essential income.
Furthermore, victim’s families may face high medical bills that the deceased incurred prior to death. As a result, victim’s families may have grounds for a wrongful death lawsuit if their loved one’s death was caused by another party’s negligence. At King Aminpour & Associates our wrongful death lawyers understand significant emotional and financial strain caused by an unexpected death. Medical Malpractice Lawyers realize that the sudden loss of a loved one will be one of the most difficult and stressful times of our clients’ lives. While our Medical Malpractice Lawyers can’t alleviate the sense of pain and loss caused by an unexpected death, our Medical Malpractice Lawyers do our best to help lessen the financial burden by pursuing maximum compensation in court. While no amount of money can replace a loved one, a wrongful death lawsuit can offer some sense of justice and help cover costs such as medical or funeral expenses, lost wages and other forms of compensation.
Wrongful death is a legal term that describes a situation where negligence leads to the death of another person. Wrongful death occurs for a variety of reasons, including medical malpractice, workplace accidents, automobile or airline accidents, exposure to hazardous conditions or substances, or other serious accidents during a supervised activity. The goal of your wrongful death attorney is to make sure that the survivors and beneficiaries are compensated for their loss and cared for during the years after the death has taken place. A medical malpractice attorney experienced in wrongful death law can achieve the best possible outcome in a wrongful death lawsuit on behalf of a family.
Medical Malpractice Lawyers Who Focus on More than Your Case
While it is difficult for family members to think in terms of lawsuits shortly after the death of a loved one, it is also important that an investigation into the wrongful death not be delayed. Problems can occur with the passage of time – evidence and key witnesses are not as easily located, recollection of details may fade, and records may be misplaced. There are also strict limitations concerning the time to file a wrongful death claim, and if the family does not start a lawsuit before time limits expire, they could lose the right to bring a lawsuit forever. It is important to contact one of our medical malpractice lawyers or wrongful death attorneys as quickly as possible after a loved ones death.
To have grounds for a wrongful death lawsuit, the victim’s family must be able to prove that the responsible party acted negligently. For the responsible party to have acted negligently, they must have had a duty of care—a legal responsibility to act with a degree of caution when performing potentially dangerous actions—to the victim. The responsible party acted negligently if they violated their duty of care. Additionally, the victim’s family must be able to prove that the responsible party’s negligence was the direct cause of death. Furthermore, the victim’s death must have inflicted either economic or non-economic damages on their family.
The damages compensation awarded to people who sue for wrongful death generally is intended to compensate them for the financial losses associated with the death of the person. Income earned as a salary at work and money the deceased party would have earned during the remainder of his or her lifetime are commonly awarded as damages in wrongful death cases. In many jurisdictions, plaintiffs may also recover damages for loss of companionship, pain and suffering, medical, funeral, and burial expenses, as well as mental anguish. A malpractice attorney can help family members or the decedent’s estate representative (acting on behalf of the widow or widower, surviving children, parents or other heirs) in filing a wrongful death claim or formal wrongful death lawsuit. Grieving loved ones are allowed money damages under the wrongful death laws for a variety of things, such as:
Benefits they had a right to expect if there had been no wrongful death, such as financial support, voluntary assistance, and possible inheritance;
Increased earnings the decedent could reasonably have obtained through further advancement or promotion and increased earning capacity;
For children, the loss of a parent’s training and instruction, nurture and guidance;
Funeral expenses, medical expenses, and all other “lawful element” of expense
These damage amounts are determined by considering the age, earnings, life expectancy, and education of the individual. While it may seem callous to put a price on the life of a loved one, this allows jurors to realistically value the financial and personal impact of the death to survivors.
At King Aminpour & Associates, our wrongful death lawyers have decades of combined experience handling wrongful death claims. We understand all of the time constraints posed by the statute of limitations. Your personal lawyer will file all of our clients’ claims in a timely manner so that they may be eligible to receive compensation for the damages caused by their loved one’s death.
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