When to File a Wrongful Death Suit

You cannot bring your departed loved one back. However, if you believe that their death owed to the greed, negligence, carelessness, or recklessness of an individual, a medical practitioner, or a corporation, then you can file a wrongful death lawsuit.

Wrongful death suits are not about revenge; they are about holding people accountable and dealing with the real financial hardship brought on by the sudden death of a family member.

Making Your Voice Heard

To file a wrongful death suit, you must first hire a lawyer such as the ones at Bohn & Fletcher, LLP. At the moment, you may only have suspicions, rumors, and unverified reports of how your loved one died. This is not enough to move the parties involved in their death. Working with a lawyer who specializes in wrongful death suits can help you clarify the facts and build up a case that will stand up in court.

The lawyer you contact will start with what you know about the circumstances surrounding the untimely death of your family member. They will also ask you to speak about the emotional and financial impact that the passing has had on you and your family.

Why Wrongful Death Suits Matter

Death is an inevitable part of life. Everyone must pass on sooner or later; and accidents happen that cannot be foreseen or controlled. But if you firmly believe that the death of your loved one was preventable, then it is right for you to file suit.

This is the right thing to do for its own sake: reckless and irresponsible people should be held accountable when their actions lead to someone’s death. There are also practical considerations. The loss of income can be devastating to your family’s material security. If your loved one was the primary breadwinner in the family, it may be hard to find new sources of revenue. You may also be faced with medical bills for the treatment your loved one had undergone. There is also the pain and suffering of losing someone you loved and who cared for and supported you. Such a sudden death can have long-term consequences on your mental health and that of your family.

Common Types of Wrongful Death Suits

Vehicular accidents, workplace accidents, defective product accidents, and death due to medical malpractice are the most common reasons people file wrongful death suits. Indeed, if doctors made a series of errors in the treatment of your loved one for an illness, it can result in death. You should not be misled or bamboozled by medical jargon and obfuscation. If you do not believe the explanations you’ve been given by physicians, then you should contact a lawyer.

Lawyers with experience in wrongful death lawsuits will know how to get to the bottom of what really happened to your loved one. Once they have gathered all the facts and brought in the experts and eyewitnesses they need to testify against the responsible parties, you will be in a stronger position to either take the case to trial or compel them to offer you an adequate settlement.