The process of understanding and enduring a wrongful death asks more of anyone than any other situation in life. We might try to prepare for death, but nothing can get us ready for when it hits unexpectedly. We can’t control the situation, and usually cannot control our emotions, either. One thing you can count on is finding justice in the situation through the law. First and foremost, it’s crucial to understand wrongful death settlements.
When is Wrongful Death Applicable?
Most often, wrongful death stems from a personal injury that went too far. A wrongful death is applicable when the victim was killed due to negligence or an intentional act. Typically, negligence is the reason behind the wrongful death.
- Intentional – If the victim is intentionally killed, such as murder, then a wrongful death claim may be brought forward.
- Malpractice – Often, medical malpractice has devastating results. If death is one such result, the surviving family may file a wrongful death claim.
- Negligence – Proving negligence is an often-complicated feat. If the victim dies due to their injuries sustained in a car accident, a wrongful death claim is possible.
It’s difficult to predict an exact amount for a wrongful death settlement. Every wrongful death case is unique, and as such, a range of factors must be considered. For instance, loss of income, pain and suffering, and other factors will be considered.
Throughout the country, it’s not unheard of to acquire over $1 million settlements for clients in wrongful death lawsuits. You must understand, this is a sensitive case that requires finesse and legal expertise.
If you’ve endured a wrongful death, contact Joe Knows Law online or by calling (972) 562-9700. We’ll sit down for a consultation and find a viable solution to your lawsuit. So, give us a call today and see how we may help you achieve peace of mind!