Losing a loved one is completely devastating for any family. When a family member unexpectedly loses his or her life due to the negligence of another party, the surviving dependents may want to bring a wrongful death lawsuit. This may be especially important to a family who relied on the deceased party’s income to support children or a spouse. When a wrongful death occurs, it is important to hold the negligent party accountable. Even though a successful lawsuit will not ever be able to fill the void of loss or bring back a loved one, it can help ease some of the financial burdens incurred during this difficult time.
The loved ones of a deceased individual may be able to recover damages for medical expenses leading up to the death, lost future wages, emotional pain and suffering that the loved ones suffered, the loss of relationship of a spouse, parent, or child, and the loss of guidance that the parent could have provided to a child. In Washington D.C., wrongful death cases must be filed by the personal representative of the decedent’s estate on the behalf of the surviving spouse, partner, parents, siblings, or children.
If you lost a loved one due to the negligence of another party, contact us today.
The experienced personal injury and medical malpractice attorneys at Trombly & Singer, PLLC are prepared to represent clients facing legal matters after being injured due to another person’s negligence. If you require strong legal representation in Washington D.C. or Maryland, contact our firm today to schedule a consultation.