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Why You Should Pursue Damages for a Wrongful Death

By Law Office of John R. Discavage  Jun. 23, 2011 4:50p

Dealing with the aftermath of a tragic accident is emotionally trying on anyone. Nobody should have to endure the accidental death of a spouse, parent or child. When a victim is killed as a result of the negligent, careless, reckless or intentional actions of another individual or entity, then the surviving family members can legally pursue compensation in a wrongful death action.

People can’t just go around accidentally or intentionally taking the lives of those around them. In years past, there was no legal recourse for the surviving family members. It used to be assumed that when somebody died, anyone’s ability to sue on their behalf died with them. Lawmakers have become savvy to the notion that when people die, their dependents suffer as well. If you have lost a loved one in a wrongful death, contact a Frederick personal injury attorney without delay.

When a mother or father die, both their spouse and their children pay the price. Not only are they affected emotionally, but they are affected economically. Their sole source of familial income could have come from the deceased loved one. This situation automatically places undue financial hardship on the surviving family members. They may never recover their economic losses, or reach the same standard of living they previously enjoyed. All too often, it’s quite the contrary. Many a family loses their dominant source of income when a parent and spouse are killed in an accident. This can permanently damage or destroy the future of the family.

Wrongful Death Benefits for Surviving Family Members

If you have lost a loved one, you may be entitled to financial compensation for medical expenses, funeral expenses, pain and suffering, loss of companionship, loss of income from the deceased among other benefits. Wrongful death benefits are typically awarded to the wife, husband, parent and child of a deceased person. If the above do not apply, certain people may qualify who are related by blood or marriage that has been substantially dependent upon the deceased person.

If you have lost a loved one due to an automobile accident, medical malpractice, premises liability accident or any other form of accident that was caused as a result of someone else’s negligence, contact a Frederick wrongful death lawyer from the Law Office of John R. Discavage, P.A. today!

Contact a Frederick wrongful death attorney from our firm for a free initial consultation.

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