Wrongful Death Lawyers Who Put Victims and Their Loved Ones First
The passing of a loved one is a time of immeasurable grief and sadness. When a death is unexpected, or if the loss was caused by wrongdoing, recklessness, or negligence, feelings of pain, anger, and shock can seem overwhelming. The impact on the survivors is lifelong and can be monumental, both in terms of the emotional toll and future financial hardship.
While there is no way to put a price on a person’s life, an experienced wrongful death attorney can help you seek just compensation and hold those who are responsible accountable for your unimaginable loss. The caring attorneys at Slack Davis Sanger can allow you to turn your focus to personal matters while we handle the legal aspects, so you can get the closure and security you need to move forward. We understand the intricacies of these complex cases and can ensure you recover costs from medical bills, funeral and burial costs.
What Is Wrongful Death
A wrongful death claim or lawsuit is a civil action used to hold accountable those who were responsible for your loved one’s death. This is separate from any criminal case that may be lodged, and these claims can be made against individuals, companies and even multiple parties.
Depending upon local laws, the surviving spouse, children and parents of the deceased may be able to file a wrongful death lawsuit. Experienced wrongful death attorneys can guide you on which family members are able to pursue a lawsuit.
Why You Need a Wrongful Death Attorney
Losing a loved one is a traumatic experience. Having qualified and caring legal counsel can make all the difference as you navigate the wrongful death legal process. Having an experienced wrongful death attorney is critical. Some of the reasons include:
- Not all negligence is a crime. Police will not usually arrest a doctor who commits malpractice that leads to death. Even if a crime was committed, such as drunk driving, the prosecutor is working to protect the general public, not compensate you for your losses.
- For most people, the sudden loss of a loved one can be financially devastating. If the deceased was the major breadwinner in the home, the surviving family members may not have the income to pay the mortgage and the rest of the bills. Medical and funeral bills can also cost tens of thousands of dollars. A wrongful death lawsuit can help take the financial burden off your shoulders by covering your expenses, as well as lost income and pain and suffering.
- Insurance companies may offer a low, quick settlement to close out the claim and avoid a lawsuit. An experienced wrongful death attorney knows how to handle insurance companies and get you a fair settlement.
- There is a statute of limitations for filing a wrongful death lawsuit. Getting a fair settlement takes time, and your attorney will often need all of that time to get you what you deserve.
Experienced Wrongful Death Lawyers Tirelessly Advocating for Fair and Just Compensation
After your family is dealt the painful blow of a loved one’s death in an accident, you may feel paralyzed, not knowing where to turn. You may be overwhelmed with grief, yet you also want to seek justice and hold those responsible accountable for your loss. The lawyers at Slack Davis Sanger have experience seeking justice and accountability in the following types of wrongful death cases:
When a train derails, collides with another train, crashes into a car, or hits a person, the outcome can be deadly for the individuals involved. Entire communities can even be affected if the accident results in a toxic spill. Accidents near railroad crossings might occur due to malfunctioning gates and signals, a train operator neglecting to use lights or horns at crossings, vehicles parked too closely to crossings, objects extending outside the train’s usual footprint, or crossing signs that are blocked from motorists’ view. Trains can derail for a variety of reasons, including equipment malfunctions, foreign objects atop the tracks, faulty tracks, and excessive loads. The skilled team of train accident attorneys at Slack Davis Sanger can work with you to file a wrongful death or catastrophic injury claim in the event of any of these or other tragic scenarios.
Business owners can be held liable in a wrongful death lawsuit if a person dies or is seriously injured in an incident on their property because a business is expected to protect its visitors. These cases may be filed if a guest slips, falls, or suffers another type of serious or fatal injury on someone else’s property. These accidents can occur in parking lots, office or hotel lobbies, hallways, apartment complex common areas, or leased office space. The experienced lawyers at Slack Davis Sanger can determine who is at fault in these cases and can secure compensation for injured victims or security and closure for family members who remain after a fatal accident.
In some heartbreaking instances, an individual can perish after being exposed to a chemical, pesticide, or pharmaceutical drug. Exposure might take place in the workplace or at home and can be linked to specific consumer products. Slack Davis Sanger attorneys are well versed in all legal avenues to pursue a wrongful death claim and hold the responsible parties accountable for the tragic death of your loved one.