If you have lost a loved one due to the wrongful or irresponsible actions of another party, or due to an accident in Coppell, you may wish to pursue financial compensation. Many people choose never to file a lawsuit for the loss of a loved one. They may be unaware of their legal rights or may fear large expenses or attorney’s fees.
If your loved one has been killed because of the wrongful actions of a third party, in general, the type of lawsuit you may file is a wrongful death lawsuit. A wrongful death lawsuit involves any unintentional or negligent behavior that results in the death of another person. The wrongdoer does not have to have any wrongful intent for the case to qualify as a wrongful death case.
There are a number of common examples of wrongful death cases. Workplace accidents, automobile or motorcycle accidents, medical malpractice, nursing home neglect, or defective consumer products can all be potential causes of a wrongful death case. It’s important for a Coppell wrongful death attorney to evaluate your claim to ensure that it is a valid claim and to ensure that you receive all the compensation to which you may be entitled.
In a successful wrongful death case, you can typically receive damages for your loved one’s medical care prior to death, funeral expenses, the value of your loved one’s pain and suffering before death, the loss of inheritance and loss of income of your loved one, and possibly punitive damages. Not everyone who has lost a loved one can sue for wrongful death, so it’s important to contact an attorney to learn more.
Call the Coppell wrongful death attorneys at the Barber Law Firm at 972-231-5800. We can help. Call us today to learn more or to schedule a free consultation on your case. You pay us nothing until we obtain compensation for you.