Steadfast Advocacy When You Have Lost A Loved One
The death of a family member or loved one is one of the hardest experiences that you can go through, especially when it has happened due to the negligent actions of another. You may be struggling financially because your primary earner in your family has passed, or your family is facing significant medical bills accumulated during the treatment of your lost family member. No matter the situation, you should not have to deal with your circumstances alone and without a way forward.
At Jeffrey W. Buckman, Attorney at Law, Jeff has been helping people like you to recover from these loses through wrongful death litigation. With a wrongful death lawsuit, you can get the money you need to pay off your medical bills, replace the lost income for your family, and get your family the support they need to continue moving forward.
What Is A Wrongful Death Lawsuit?
A wrongful death lawsuit is a type of personal injury lawsuit that follows when someone that you are close to has passed away due to injuries sustained by the negligent actions of another person. For example, in an unfortunately common situation your loved one was involved in a serious motor vehicle accident caused by the other driver’s negligence, which resulted in a series of medical attempts to save their life that were ultimately unsuccessful. If you are in charge of your loved one’s estate once they have passed, you have the right on the behalf of the estate to sue the negligent driver for the death that they caused.
There are a number of types of compensation that you can claim during a wrongful death lawsuit. The primary damages that you can seek are called pecuniary or financial losses. These encompass things that can be easily calculated as losses directly due to the death of your loved one, such as medical and funeral expenses, loss of companionship, loss of consortium, lost inheritance, lost wages and future income. An expert is usually necessary in order to calculate these damages. Another set of damages that can be awarded are in concurrent litigation called survival actions, which allow for the survivors of the deceased to seek compensation for their pain and suffering. These damages are all set by a jury.
If this all sounds daunting, you should not feel overwhelmed. Jeff can help you by taking the lead and guiding your case through the litigation process. He has the skills, knowledge and experience to handle your case for you, so you can rely on him.
Let Jeff Help You
If you are struggling with your loss and need help figuring out a way to keep providing for your family, Jeff can help you see if a wrongful death lawsuit would be able to help you and your family. You can call his office at 616-394-4276 or send him a message with a brief description of your situation. He offers free initial consultations, so you should call him today.