If you have lost someone you love due to another person’s actions or inaction, it can be a devastating time in your life. Not only are you dealing with losing someone you care about, you’re also having to deal with changes in your own life. If they were the sole provider for your family, you may be concerned about where you’ll get the money for their medical care or how you’re going to support yourself. If they were your spouse, you may be mourning a loss of companionship and worried about raising your children alone.
When someone dies because of the negligence or actions of another, then a family member or spouse can pursue a claim on their behalf. You may be entitled to different kinds of compensation to help you recover financially. This won’t bring the person you love back, but it may help you manage the storm a little better.
What kinds of compensation can you get with a wrongful death claim?
With a wrongful death claim, you can get a few kinds of compensation such as for:
- Loss of companionship and emotional damages
- Loss of future income
- Medical bill coverage
- Loss of support and monetary losses
- Loss of retirement, medical or other benefits
- Funeral and burial expenses
When you make a claim, it will most likely be against an individual or their insurance provider. Though an insurance agent may reach out to you to try to settle the wrongful death case, be aware that they may attempt to take advantage of you during a time of grief. You should not settle until you understand the full impact of your loved one’s death and are sure that the compensation being offered is enough.
It’s necessary for you to learn more about your rights and how the law applies to cases like yours, so that you can get as much compensation as possible for losing your loved one. This is a tragic situation to be in, and you deserve the support that you need to move forward with your life. If another person is responsible for your loved one’s death, then they should be held liable.