Losing a loved one is never easy. It’s even harder when a loved one dies in an accident caused by another party’s reckless and negligent actions. When this happens, surviving family members may pursue a wrongful death claim on behalf of the deceased.
At first glance, a wrongful death lawsuit may seem to be in bad taste. After all, nothing can make up for what you have lost. However, a fatal accident claim can help provide you with the compensation you need to help you make it through this difficult time. Beyond the practical applications, a wrongful death suit is about much more than financial compensation. It’s also about accountability and prevention of future tragedies.
Sending a message that safety is important
Whether a fatal accident was caused by a negligent driver, a faulty or dangerous product, or was the result of medical malpractice, demanding accountability is important. Unfortunately, it sometimes takes a serious incident to get people’s attention.
A wrongful death claim may force a company to recall an unsafe product. Hospitals may require a change in medical procedures to help ensure the safety of their patients. Drivers may exercise more caution, knowing a civil lawsuit is a real possibility if they cause a serious accident.
You help send a message through a wrongful death claim. You let others know that there is no tolerance for negligent and reckless actions. You may even help prevent accidents in the future. This is a much more meaningful legacy than pursuing mere financial compensation.