Negligence often results in unfortunate circumstances. As we go on with our daily lives, we all have the responsibility to think not only for ourselves but for others’ safety as well. But accidents happen because of several factors and can sometimes cause a life. When a loved one or someone dear to you becomes a victim of a wrongful death, you have the right to seek justice and bring action against the person or entity responsible for their untimely end.
There are many different situations that result in wrongful death, some of these situations include:
- A motor vehicle accident
- A premises liability accident
- An on-the-job accident
- Nursing home abuse
- Medical malpractice
- Criminal activity, such as homicide, assault, battery, etc.
Filing a lawsuit is sometimes intimidating and discouraging. You will need to have a certain kind of motivation to push through. Winning a wrongful death lawsuit is achievable with the right kind of help from lawyers. Another important key to winning is to present clear and solid evidence to the court of all four of the following:
- That your loved one was a human being who died
- That he died because of the defendant’s negligence or intent to cause your loved one harm
- That your loved one’s death caused you to suffer enumerated economic and noneconomic damages
- That your loved one’s estate has an appointed personal representative
If you prevail in your wrongful death claim, the jury will compensate you for both economic and noneconomic losses. Your economic damages are the costs for which you have receipts, such as the ambulance and hospital bills for your departed loved one and the funeral costs you paid.
However, upon figuring out the totality of non-economic damages, the jury will have to make an educated guess as to how much these so-called damages will cost. Non-economic damages include things like the loss of a loved one’s love, companionship, support, etc. They are intangible. They also include additional non-economic losses you will endure over the ensuing years, such as losing your loved one’s ability to make money throughout his or her career.
If you have lost a loved one due to another person or a corporation’s negligence, contact the attorneys at Darfoor Law Firm at 1-833-DARFOOR for a free case evaluation.