Losing someone you love in a traffic accident is horrifying. You may be there in their final days when they’re in a medically induced coma. They may never wake up to see those they love all around them.
It’s devastating to lose someone in this way. You may watch their pain and suffering prior to their death, or you may see them pass away immediately after an impact. No matter what the situation is, it doesn’t make it any easier.
Though it will not bring your loved one back, if they’ve passed away in an accident, it is time to start looking into your legal options. For widowed spouses, this is a time when you can seek compensation that will cover medical expenses, the loss of your spouse’s income and cover other financial and emotional losses in your life. If you have children, they should also be able to receive compensation for losing their father or mother.
A wrongful death bring about many changes in a family’s life. Some things to consider when you make a claim include:
- Changes in your income from taking time off work
- The impact of children going without a parent
- The impact of losing a spouse, partner, sibling or parent
- Damages for physical losses in the crash
- Hospital bills
- Funeral costs
- Ambulance bills
- Lost wages from your spouse, partner, parent or sibling, if it applies to you
There are many other ways that the death has affected your life. Your attorney will speak with you about all the ways that your loved one’s death has impacted you, so that you can make a wrongful death claim.