UNDERSTANDING WRONGFUL DEATH AS A PERSONAL INJURY CLAIM
Wrongful death is a cause of action that exists on behalf of the next of kin to the decedent who died as a result of negligence. The heirs who are entitled to a claim for wrongful death include the spouse, the children, and the parents of the decedent.
Wrongful death is intended to compensate the heirs for the loss of comfort, care, companionship, monetary support, emotional care, and guidance. “Loss of comfort” legally refers to the relationship, the affection, the rearing and guidance that a child will not be able to receive from a parent who is killed in an accident. It is a significantly devastating loss for a child to lose his parent.
OUR FIRM'S EXPERIENCE
Our firm has been in the practice of law for 30 years and has handled close to 100 wrongful death cases, many of which arose from shootings, police cases, and accidents.
IMPORTANCE OF A WRONGFUL DEATH LAWYER
Wrongful death cases involve high emotions of surviving family members who are often overwhelmed by their loss and unable to deal with complicated financial and legal issues arising from that loss.
In many cases, the surviving heirs include children who have special needs such as trusts and annuities that must be established for purposes of receiving significant compensation arising from the wrongful death of their loved ones. A trust takes care of providing for the children in a way that is compatible with their lifestyle and their growing needs. A lawyer can not only help in obtaining compensation for their loss, but also provide guidance and assistance in setting up a trust for the heirs.
COMPASSION FOR CLIENTS
At the Law Office of Peter Goldstein, we truly care about our clients and we gain satisfaction from seeing how our assistance has improved their lives after suffering a serious injury or losing a loved one. We work very hard to ensure that our clients receive the best compensation.
The government, police officers, corporations, and individuals can all be sued for wrongful death.
If someone you love has been killed because of the negligence or deliberate misconduct of someone else, you can get wrongful death claims, call me today at (702) 474-6400 for a free consultation.