Family Member Looking at an Empty Swing and Missing a Loved OneThere is nothing more devastating than the loss of a loved one, except when that loss is due to a preventable act of negligence. If your loved one suffered as a result of the actions or inactions of another person or a business, you may have the right to compensation if they’ve passed on. For some people, it seems easier to just let it go and move on, as there is pain in this process. Yet, there are some very important reasons why you should file a car accident wrongful death case against those responsible.

1. Justice for Your Loved One's Death

Perhaps the most important reason to take action is to get justice for what’s occurred. In some cases, criminal action may be brought against a person responsible for your loved one’s death. Even if they are filed, that doesn’t always leave you, as the family, satisfied after the case closes.

Taking action to file a wrongful death case allows you to hold the responsible party accountable for their actions. Close family members may wish to pursue this step to ensure their lost loved one’s loss isn’t forgotten or overlooked. You have the right to obtain justice for your loved one as well as for your family.

2. Deterrence to Help Protect Others

Pursuing a wrongful death claim is an excellent way to show others who may engage in the same actions or behavior that there are consequences for doing so. If your loved one suffered because of the behavior of others, use that loss to help minimize the risk of someone else causing the same devastation to another family. There may be no way to bring back your loved one, but your actions here may protect the life of another person.

A court may award significant damages to a family due to these types of intentional or negligent actions. That financial loss can help act as a deterrent for other people, including individuals and businesses, who may be engaging in the same activities, such as reckless driving or distracted driving.

3. Compensation

Don’t overlook the loss you will feel financially as a result of your loved one’s death. While money may be the last thing on your mind, it is still a tangible loss that someone else created that’s going to impact your future. Acting now allows your family to potentially receive compensation that can help meet many needs for years to come.

The amount of compensation paid to you depends on the losses you have. In a wrongful death case, there are many potential losses. These are complex cases that may involve gathering evidence and proving value. For that reason, it’s always important to utilize a wrongful death attorney in Nebraska.

Potential Losses That You May Incur After a Wrongful Death

  • Medical bills
  • Emergency room bills
  • Funeral and burial costs
  • Lost wages and benefits
  • Pain and suffering experienced by your loved one
  • Loss of companionship, support, and services

Other types of losses may apply. If you lost an immediate family member, your wrongful death lawyer will work with you to better understand all types of loss you may be eligible to claim.

Why Contact a Nebraska Car Accident Attorney for Help

Filing a wrongful death claim provides you with a way to take some action to make the loss count. Yet, this is not an easy battle, even if the evidence seems readily available. For that reason, it’s best for you to seek out the help of our experienced Nebraska wrongful death attorney.

Your attorney will work to understand what occurred and why. You may not be sure you have a case, but we can work to gather evidence to prove it. We’ll also work closely with you to ensure that you have the best opportunity to voice your anger and pain related to your loss by pursuing financial compensation for your loss.

The Law Office of Matthew A. Lathrop, PC, LLC offers the guidance and dedication you need in a wrongful death case like this. Our goal is to provide you with the tools necessary to take action. Don’t wait to learn more. Fill out the online contact form or call our Omaha wrongful death attorney to schedule a free consultation at 402-281-9668.

 

Matthew (Matt) Lathrop
Experienced injury lawyer serving accident victims in Nebraska and Omaha. Expert in focus group trial prep.
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