When a fatal accident claims the life of a family member, it can be difficult to know where to turn. In many cases, the emotional pain of the accident is compounded by the stress and uncertainty that comes after — often, a fatal accident comes with significant medical bills and funeral expenses. If the victim was employed, then the family suffers a total loss of his or her future wages, casting the family’s long-term financial futures into doubt.
There is hope, however. In cases where the accident was the fault of another party, the victim’s family can recover compensation for their financial and emotional losses. By filing a wrongful death lawsuit, the victim’s family can often be repaid for the medical bills, final expenses and lost wages that are associated with the accident. Emotional distress is also considered; victims’ families can recover pain and suffering damages as part of their wrongful death outcome.
Often, wrongful death cases are the result of car accidents. Many different incidents, however, can result in liability for a wrongful death suit. Whether it’s a motor vehicle accident or failure to hire adequate security at a concert, the negligent party will be held liable to pay compensation to the victim’s family.
If you have lost a loved one, you need a lawyer who understands your situation, and who truly cares about getting you the results you need. Dayton wrongful death attorney Kevin Attkisson has more than 16 years of experience working with the families of the victims of accidents. At our law firm, The Attkisson Law Firm, LLC, we believe in one-on-one attention and compassionate support. When you contact us, you will have an experienced attorney at your side from start to finish.