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The loss of a loved one is never easy. It is especially painful when their death is sudden and/or caused by the negligence or carelessness of another person. You might feel like you’ve been robbed out of years of happiness with your loved one, and in many cases, you never even had a chance to say goodbye. If you’ve recently lost a loved one, chances are good that contacting an attorney is the furthest thing from your mind. But if your loved one’s death was caused by the negligence of another, it’s important that you call an experienced wrongful death attorney. You may be entitled to compensation for their death, and while the money will do little to ease your pain, it can help ease the financial burden that your loved one’s death and allow you to focus on grieving your loss, and not your fears about the future.
What Constitutes a Wrongful Death?
A wrongful death is one that occurs because of the carelessness, recklessness, negligence, or even malicious act of another person or company. That means the person or company had a responsibility to behave in a certain way, that they did not behave that way, and as a result your loved one has died. Examples of wrongful death include:
- A doctor failing to send blood work to a lab and discover a life-threatening illness in time to provide treatment.
- Someone texting while driving and causing an accident in which your loved one is involved.
- A product not going through proper safety or quality control testing before it’s released on the market, causing harm that results in the death of your loved one.
- A vicious assault which results in death.
If your loved one died suddenly because of a mistake or the negligence of another person, company, or hospital, you may have a wrongful death case. To understand whether you have a case you need to speak to our attorneys as soon as possible. The quicker we can begin to act on your case, the better chance there is of preserving important evidence and giving you the outcome you need to face the ongoing turmoil the loss of your loved one has caused.
You Have a Right to Compensation for a Wrongful Death
When you suddenly lose a loved one, it can be difficult to think about money. The truth is, though, the loss of your loved one can leave a significant financial hole in your life. They may have been the primary income earner in your family, and you or your children may have depended on them financially. Without their support, you may be facing mounting bills, bankruptcy, and a housing crisis. You shouldn’t have to suffer any more than you already have; we can make sure that you are compensated for your loss so you can meet these important financial obligations, now and in the future.
Contact Us For a Free Consultation
If you are the spouse, child, grandparent, domestic partner, or someone else who was financially dependent on the deceased, you may have a right to file a wrongful death case. Contact the law offices of Girvin & Ferlazzo, P.C. and set up a free consultation. Our compassionate, experienced lawyers will discuss the details of your case with you and help you determine the best way of moving forward. Call us or contact us through our website today.