3 Reasons to Seek a Wrongful Death Claim
The impact a wrongful death has on a family cannot fully be realized. No amount of monetary compensation can replace a life that has been snuffed out too soon. Seeking a wrongful death claim can seem like a daunting task; however, there are reasons to pursue it, even if it seems like ripping the wound open again.
Expenses Incurred Due to Loss
There are expenses the family incurs with a wrongful death. The sudden loss of a loved one means unexpected funeral costs. There may also be medical costs involved and these can add up quickly. Many families are not prepared to handle such expenses. Winning a wrongful death claim can offset these costs.
Today the average traditional funeral cost is over $7,000 according to the National Association of Funeral Directors (NFDA.) If you plan a very simple funeral, the fee can be as low as $3,500; however, this does not include fees associated with the cemetery.
If the deceased was head of household or contributed substantially to the family finances, that income is no longer available. The money that would have come into the family had the person not died may be substantial. This could be in the form of lost wages, or profits from a business or enterprise. The money a wrongful death claim could provide may never reach the amount that could have been provided had the person lived, but it can provide some monetary relief.
Wrongful Death Claim May Provide Closure
No amount of money will ever make up for the loss of relationship with the deceased. Whether that person was a spouse, child or parent, the finality of death is earth-shattering for the loved ones left behind. What the wrongful death claim can do is help to provide closure for those loved ones.
Perhaps the answer to the questions of why and how this happened can be answered. Important information is revealed in wrongful death claims. It may also provide a sense of justice for the family. For many families filing a wrongful death claim, though it in no way substitutes for the loss of relationship with the person, it can be the beginning of the healing process.
It is important to work with attorneys you trust and with whom you feel comfortable when filing a wrongful death claim. You want to work with professionals who are honest and have a high degree of integrity. These are qualities of the lawyers at Tison Law Group located in Tampa, FL. Contact us for a consultation if you are considering filing a wrongful death claim.