Our last post, the blog discussed a recent pedestrian accident that left a New York woman dead. As sad as that incident is, it is not the only tragic death to occur in the New York area in recent months. In fact, on an almost daily basis, individuals are killed by the negligence of another. In other words, these deaths could have been prevented if those involved had acted with a certain about of reasonable care.
Yet, this negligence leaves surviving family members struggling to figure out how to move past the tragedy that has turned their world upside down. They suffer an extreme emotional toll, obviously, as they try to cope with the reality that they will never again carry on a conversation with their loved one, hear them laugh or celebrate life’s milestones. In addition, the financial damages suffered by these surviving families can be overwhelming. A family may have relied on their lost loved one’s income, which has suddenly been stripped away from them. Also, accumulated medical expenses and lost wages can turn a family’s situation into a dire one.
These damages are unacceptable. It’s hard enough for these families to get by without having to figure out how to make ends meet. This is why those who find themselves in this situation should think about taking legal action against the negligent individual who caused their loved one’s death. If successful on a wrongful death claim, a surviving family may not only be able to recover compensation for their damages, but they can also take comfort knowing that the responsible party has been held accountable for his or her actions.
Of course, winning on a wrongful death claim isn’t a given. In fact, oftentimes, these lawsuits are aggressively defended against, which is why those pursuing a wrongful death claim need a strong legal ally on their side. The legal team at our firm is well-adept at handling these types of cases, and we have proven ourselves to have a strong record of success obtaining favorable outcomes for our clients. Therefore, those looking for legal assistance with their wrongful death case may want to continue to look at our site to obtain a better sense of who we are, what we have to offer and whether we can be of assistance.