Losing a loved one whose death was caused by someone else’s wrongful conduct is a tragedy that should never happen. Unfortunately, these tragedies do happen and surviving family members are left in emotional distress and devastation. Surviving family members often face financial difficulties after a loved one’s death, especially when the deceased was a financial provider for the family.
If you have lost a loved one due to someone else’s fault, you deserve to be compensated. The Pikeville wrongful death lawyers at Gary C. Johnson, P.S.C., have the experience and compassion to help you get through this painful time.
Making the decision to file a wrongful death claim is often difficult for grieving family members who know that no amount of financial compensation will bring back their loved one. Our attorneys understand that this is a difficult decision, but we also know that succeeding in a wrongful death claim often brings a sense of closure for the family when the party who harmed your loved one is held accountable for their actions. Financial compensation also provides financial security for a family who has lost so much at the hands of a wrongdoer.
Depending on the circumstances of your case, a survival action may be appropriate as well. If your loved one died later from a car accident, medical malpractice, nursing home abuse, or anything else, a survival action may be taken. Wrongful death claims are meant to recover losses sustained by surviving family members and survival actions are meant to recover losses sustained by the deceased. Survival actions are only available when your loved one survived after the accident for a period of time and suffered losses before he or she died. Recoverable losses in these actions may include medical bills, lost wages, and pain and suffering.
Compensation in wrongful death claims may include funeral and burial expenses, loss of companionship, and loss of financial support. In some cases, punitive damages may be available as well. We know that making a wrongful death claim may be difficult for you and your family during such an emotional time, but attorneys at Gary C. Johnson, P.S.C., will handle the legal matters while you work on recovering from your emotional loss.
A successful wrongful death claim will offer your family some financial security while making sure that the responsible party is brought to justice. Contact our Pikeville wrongful death lawyers to schedule a free consultation and see if our legal representation is right for you.