A wrongful death is a fatality caused by the wrongful actions or neglect of another. Medical malpractice, defective products, intentional acts of violence, and negligent behaviors are all common causes of wrongful death. Wrongful death law allows families and dependents of the deceased to bring a case against the person or business that is responsible for the death of their loved one. The court may award financial compensation to the family of the victim to help relieve their financial burdens.
The average funeral and burial cost in the United States is between $7,000 and $10,000. Wrongful death victims often receive expensive medical treatment in an attempt to save their life. And if the wrongful death victim was the financial provider for their family, they can leave behind dependents who are unable to pay for these expenses and future bills.
Initiating a lawsuit in response to the death of a loved one can sometimes feels unnatural. It is impossible to put a price on the void that is left when someone we love is taken from us. Finances are often the last thought in our mind. But wrongful death law is about much more than money.
Wrongful Death Claims Give Justice and Closure to Grieving Families
When someone’s actions are so violent, so negligent, or so irresponsible that they cause an innocent person to die, they need to be held accountable. Without the court forcing them to publicly acknowledge their wrongdoing, they may continue their behavior and place more innocent people at risk.
Wrongful death claims save lives. When a person or business is held responsible for their actions that caused an innocent person to die, it forces them to change their behavior in the future. For example, a company that manufactured a product with a defect that resulted in the death of a consumer will be forced by a wrongful death lawsuit to recall their product, repair the defect, and ensure that every product they manufacture in the future is safe for all consumers to use.
Having the court publicly acknowledge that your loved one was wrongfully taken from you can also bring new feelings of validation and comfort. Finding justice for your loved one can begin the process for you to find closure in the wake of your loss.
If someone you love has been the victim of a wrongful death, an Atlanta, GA wrongful death lawyer from Bey & Associates can help. Our team of attorneys is experienced in handling the cases that hold these wrongdoers accountable for their actions. We believe that you should not have to suffer financially from the wrongful death of your loved one. Contact us today for a free, zero-obligation consultation of your case.