When a spouse, parent or child has been killed in an accident, the loss can be devastating. When a loved one is killed in a car accident, motorcycle accident, pedestrian collision, exposure to hazardous material or an animal attack, just to name a few examples, survivors may have a claim against the wrongdoer and/or their insurance company. In addition to the pain and grief of the lost family member, the family must deal with the reality of moving into the future without their loved one. The attorneys at The Law Office of Monica Wilburn, LLC can help family members make sense of the legal and financial aspect of the loss and obtain financial compensation from the party responsible if the fatal accident was due to their negligence.
At the Law Office of Monica Wilburn, LLC we are compassionate yet skilled with helping family members of the fatal accident victim get the compensation they deserve.
In order for a surviving family member to bring a wrongful death claim the surviving family member must show:
- Decedent left behind a surviving spouse, parent, child or dependent;
- The Death was caused by the defendant; and
- The defendant acted negligently or is, by law, strictly liable for the victim’s death.
Seek The Advice Of An Attorney Immediately
Unfortunately, hundreds of negligent wrongful deaths occur every day. Although nothing can bring the loved one back, holding the wrongdoer accountable may bring the family member some form of consolation. If a loved one has died due to the negligence of another, the family member of the dead victim should seek the advice of an attorney and file a lawsuit immediately.