The death of a loved one can be devastating, especially if it occurs as a result of an accident or is caused by someone being careless, negligent or acting in an intentionally wrongful way. If you have lost a family member, not only are you left behind to cope with grief, but you may also be worried about your financial future as you face the cost of medical bills and the absence of financial support that the deceased would have provided to you but for the untimely death. At Steinger, Greene & Feiner, our wrongful death attorneys know that there is nothing that can make the pain of a death go away and nothing you wouldn’t give to have your loved one back. However, we also understand that you need to be practical after a death and do everything possible to take care of your financial future. Our goal is to help you to protect your legal rights and get full and fair compensation for your loved one’s death so at least you can move on with your life as best you can without financial struggle. View our full wrongful death FAQ to find answers to your questions.
Under the law, individuals, companies and even government entities who cause a death as a result of their careless and negligent behavior can be held legally responsible. Wrongful death laws allow close family members such as spouses, minor children, or parents of minors who were killed to pursue a claim in a court of law to pursue compensation for:
Determining an appropriate amount of wrongful death damages can be difficult, especially evaluating lost companionship and a lifetime of lost earnings. You may require expert witnesses such as actuarial experts to provide information on life expectancy and on earning potential of the deceased. A wrongful death lawyer can help you to build a very strong case so you will get the full compensation that you both need and deserve after your family member has been taken from you.