Do You Have a Wrongful Death Claim after the Loss of a Loved One?

by Staff Blogger | July 11th, 2018

The Nashville wrongful death lawyers at Ponce Law know how devastating the loss of a loved one can be for families.

In addition to the emotional pain that a death in the family brings, such a loss also creates a financial void—especially if the deceased was the primary income-earner for your household. Filing wrongful death claims helps families like yours get compensation for their losses, but many families are unaware of the possibilities or unsure if they’re eligible to receive damages for the deaths of their loved ones.

While it’s true that wrongful death claims can be complicated—especially if you pursue one without the help of an attorney—many common accidents and scenarios make surviving family members eligible to pursue such claims. They include:

  • Car accidents—If you would have been eligible to file a claim for an injury-causing accident, you’ll also be eligible to file a claim for a wrongful death if your loved one suffered fatal injuries during the crash.
  • Medical malpractice—Healthcare professionals are responsible for making sure their patients get safe and appropriate medical care. When they fail to do so due to negligence, they can be held responsible when injuries or deaths occur.
  • Work-related accidents—Employers are supposed to provide safe environments and all of the necessary gear and equipment to protect their workers. When they fail to do so and workers are hurt and killed, surviving family members can file claims against them.

Wondering whether you and your loved ones have a claim? Get in touch with us today to find out how we can help you. Call now for a free consultation.