Losing a loved one is made more difficult when the death was avoidable and caused by the actions or negligence of another. A wrongful death lawsuit may be filed by surviving family members against an individual, individuals, or entity that is/are thought to be responsible for the victim’s death. A wrongful death attorney provides help and support to those who are going through this challenging situation.
A central part of a wrongful death lawsuit is proving that the surviving family members have been harmed as a result of the loss of their loved one. A key factor is showing that the survivors suffered monetary damages. These can include things like medical expenses, funeral expenses, lost income, and lost future benefits.