Missing a loved one is an intense emotion but losing a loved one is an everlasting emotion. While we can cope with loss, we never forget them or accept that they are truly gone. When an accident takes a loved one from us, we are overwhelmed with a wave of emotions of all kinds. Although we cannot get our loved one back, we can take steps to address the damages that we suffer because of the accident that took their life.
Wrongful death action
At The Law Offices of Scott Mackenzie, our attorneys understand that no amount of money can make up for a loved one lost. However, our firm knows that this money can help address the losses and damages that surviving family members suffered.
A wrongful death lawsuit seeks to hold the party or parties responsible for the death of their loved one, requesting compensation to address the monetary and non-monetary losses. Whether it was due to a motor vehicle accident, bicycle accident, workplace accident, slip-and-fall, medical malpractice, nursing home abuse and neglect or a defective product or other type of incident, our law firm can help you protect your rights.
The damages that you seek and recover in a wrongful death action are dependent on various factors. For example, the age and life expectancy of the deceased plays a role in the amount of compensation that you will receive. Furthermore, the health and earning capacity are factored in as well. Whether the individual was married or has children will impact the compensation awarded to surviving family members.
Calculating damages and losses can be difficult, especially while you are grieving a loss. Thus, it is beneficial to have a legal team on your side, helping you gain a full picture of the losses and your rights in the matter.