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Wrongful Death Attorneys
What is Wrongful Death?
DEATH or WRONGFUL DEATH
Such a harsh and unrelenting word. A fitting word for what it describes. Despite death being an inevitable conclusion for us all – it never feels natural. We all know it will occur to each of us and our loved ones, but its permanence is overwhelming.
This feeling is magnified exponentially when a death is sudden and unexpected. It is even more devastating when caused by something that could have easily been prevented. That is why we find ourselves feeling empty, lost, angry, and despairing, thinking those “if only” thoughts. If only they had stopped at the red light or if they had paid more attention. What if they had followed the rules. It is a devastating thought process as we begin to understand how easy it is for someone’s carelessness to steal a precious, unique, and valuable beyond measure life.
Unfortunately, we meet with too many families who suffer through this process. They come to us full of questions regarding how to move forward, must they open an estate, who pays for the medical bills, etc. In the vast majority of cases, the family’s main, overwhelming concern is how to prevent any other family from going through what they are experiencing ever again.
CDC on Accidental Deaths
In addition, the Center for Disease Control (CDC) reported in 2017 that the third leading cause of death in the United States is Accidents (unintentional injuries)1. Moreover, motor vehicle accidents, poisoning deaths and falls rank high in the list for accidental injury deaths. Wrongful death due to traumatic brain injury is quite common, according to the list. However, traumatic brain injuries can occur in birth injuries, falls, car wrecks, and assaults. These incidents can cause crushing blows to the head or penetrating wounds, thereby leading to death2.
For those families who have lost a loved one due to someone else’s negligence, we are here to help from the start. We can help navigate the medical bills, insurance adjusters, attorneys, etc. Whether your loved one suffered an assault, wreck, pedestrian incident, bicycle or motorcycle crash, or some other incident, we are here to help.
Wrongful death claim, the following damages may be recoverable:
- Lost support, care, maintenance, support, household services, advice, counsel
- Mental anguish
- Loss of comfort and companionship
- Lost inheritance
- Lost earning capacity
Survival action, the following damages are recoverable for the estate:
- Medical bills
- Funeral/burial expenses
- Mental anguish/physical pain the deceased suffered before dying
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At Snellings Law PLLC, our practice focuses solely on personal injury claims. We defend our clients from insurance companies and adjusters trying to limit their claims daily. We have successfully handled cases of all sizes, including traumatic brain injury, spinal cord injuries, paralysis, amputation, and wrongful death claims. If you or a loved one has been injured due to someone else’s negligence, call Snellings Law PLLC to set up your free appointment today.