Pursuing Justice For You And Your Loved One
The loss of a loved one is one of the hardest things for a family to endure. When you lose that loved one because of someone else’s negligence or reckless behavior, it can be difficult to cope with what happened. The emotional toll is a difficult burden, but on top of that, you could now find yourself dealing with funeral expenses and loss of a source of income. It can be difficult to focus on anything during this time, particularly a lawsuit, but pursuing one following a wrongful death is important for you, your departed loved one and anyone else who could have been in the victim’s position. Through a wrongful death claim, you and your family can receive financial compensation that will allow you more time to focus on moving forward.
Holding the people responsible for this accident can help you and your family find closure. Call 214-748-6565 to speak with our wrongful death lawyers in Dallas.
Damages For Wrongful Death
In typical injury cases, compensation is primarily distributed to victims to cover their medical expenses. This is true even in wrongful death, though there are some differences. If your loved one was in the hospital trying to recover from an injury or illness that was caused by someone else, the cost of those expenses should fall on the people responsible. Additionally, if your loved one was the main source of income for the family, you deserve further financial support as your family struggles to recover from the loss.
Wrongful death damages may include:
- Funeral and burial expenses
- Medical expenses
- Loss of future earnings
- Loss of companionship
- Pain and suffering
In some cases, it may also be appropriate for a family to seek punitive damages if the cause of death was by either a willful act or omission or if the death was the result of gross negligence. In most injury cases, the responsible party’s insurance companies are the ones that pay. With punitive damages, the party responsible might have to pay out of pocket or face jail time.
We’re Here For You During This Challenging Time
When a family loses a loved one, it is hard enough just learning to cope with the loss. When you also face a financial loss, the death of a loved one can become unbearable. At Guerrero Law, our compassionate wrongful death attorneys have helped numerous families throughout Dallas seek justice for their loved ones. We can help you learn more about your legal options.