The loss of a loved one is a difficult event to move on from. This is especially true when a sudden and tragic accident took the life of a loved one far too soon. The negligence and recklessness of another party could be the cause of the fatal incident, and surviving family members may have legal recourses when it comes to holding the negligent party accountable for the incident and the losses suffered as a result.
At Bender & Gritz, APLC, our attorneys have years of experience guiding clients through a wrongful death action. Although difficult to initiate and move through, this civil action can provide many benefits to surviving family members. This is why our law firm is dedicated to helping individuals and families in the San Diego area navigate these actions.
Depending on certain factors of the deceased, the losses suffered by the surviving family can vary significantly. For example, the age of the victim can determine certain losses, such as lost earnings. If the deceased was a young child or an elderly adult, this may not look like much or anything at all because neither were currently working at the time of their death.
Our law firm will take the time to calculate any and all losses and damages suffered. This includes medical bills, funeral costs, loss of companionship and lost wages. We understand that no dollar amount will bring back a deceased loved one; however, our goal is to make our clients whole again. Thus, we will consider any and all losses that may have been suffered.
To learn more, check out our law firm’s wrongful death website. While one may not instinctively think about their legal recourses the moment a fatal accident takes a loved one’s life, the reality is that one should not wait until they are done coping their loss, as this may be too long to file an action. Thus, by understanding one’s rights, it is possible to take action to hold liable party accountable and assist with the recovery of compensation for losses suffered.