Wrongful Death: Losing A Loved One Due To Someone Else’s Negligence
It is a terribly sad situation when someone you love has died. Somehow, the tragedy is even more severe when that death resulted from the negligence of someone else. Although it is understandable that you might not want to consider a lawsuit at such an emotional time, the potential compensation in a wrongful death claim can be critical to a family’s financial survival. The person who caused the death should be the one who shoulders the financial burden.
At Protzman Law Firm, we know that you are in a very difficult place. Our attorneys will handle your case with empathy and dignity. Our lawyers have a strong track record of verdicts and settlements in wrongful death and a range of injury-related claims. From our office in Leawood, we serve clients throughout the Kansas City metro area.
How Does Wrongful Death Litigation Work?
Wrongful death cases are an extension of personal injury. Based on the theory of liability, personal injury and wrongful death claims are built on the premise that a person whose negligence causes injury or loss to another should be held responsible for covering the other party’s costs.
In the context of wrongful death, the plaintiff can be the surviving spouse, other family member or estate of the deceased. The lawsuit seeks compensation for:
- Burial and funeral costs
- Loss of financial support
- Loss of companionship
- Medical expenses
- Pain and suffering of the deceased before death
One of the most important aspects of these cases is calculating the loss of income and financial support over the lifetime of the deceased. This is a difficult calculation, and our lawyers often work with lifespan experts and financial experts to calculate inflation, life expectancy and other issues so we can get the best compensation award possible.
We are sorry for your loss, and we are here to help you.
Talk To A Lawyer Today
Do not wait to talk with an attorney about your case. There is a time limit for bringing a claim, and even if you are not sure you want to bring a claim, talking through your options with an experienced attorney can bring you peace of mind.