It is very difficult to lose a loved one. It is even more difficult if that loved one died because of someone else’s negligence. You can fight for justice for your loved one by filing a wrongful death claim. A wrongful death claim allows you to make an insurance claim or file a law suit to hold that person or entity responsible and liable.

If you file a wrongful death claim, you may be able to receive some compensation for damages suffered by your deceased loved one, including medical bills, funeral expenses, loss wages, etc. You can also receive compensation for damages suffered by you and other family members, including loss of future earnings. You may be also able to claim compensation for loss of consortium. A loss of consortium claim is usually for married couples or a relationship between a parent and child. Loss of consortium is the way the law allows you to be compensated for the love and affection that you will no longer receive from your loved one.

Family relationships can be very strained and even destroyed after the loss of a loved one which also involves a law suit. A good personal injury wrongful death lawyer can make the process much easier by explaining the legal process, ensuring the entire family is one the same page, and fight for what you deserve.