Unwavering Legal Representation For Those Who Have Lost A Loved One After An Accident
Losing someone we love is perhaps one of the most challenging experiences. Knowing that the person we love is no longer with us due to someone else’s negligence could make the bereavement process harder. However, you have a right to start a civil action against the party at fault.
At Pratcher Krayer LLC, in Delaware, we understand your struggle. We want to help you and guide you with an in-depth discussion about your right to hold the negligent party accountable through the required legal action.
Filing A Wrongful Death Lawsuit
In addition to the painful loss of a loved one, family members and relatives may also be struggling with financial hardships. If you are the surviving spouse, child or parent of an individual who died due to a third party’s negligence, you may file a wrongful death lawsuit to recover damages.
The victim’s family member may file a lawsuit if the victim would have been qualified to file a personal injury claim if they had lived. An individual has a two-year time frame to start any legal action. After that time, the relevant courts may reject the claim.
The damages loved ones may recover through a wrongful death lawsuit can include:
- Funeral expenses
- Loss of income
- Loss of potential inheritance the victim could have provided to their beneficiaries
- Loss of consortium, companionship, guidance
- Medical bills after the accident
- Pain and suffering of survivors
In some cases, a victim’s family members may recover punitive damages. Such damages apply if the plaintiff can prove gross negligence from the party at fault, and they are an exemplary punishment.
Damages are calculated based on the victim’s age, professional career, education and background. The goal is to obtain the victim’s potential earnings and noneconomic contributions to their loved ones. However, it is vital to discuss your case with a knowledgeable and skilled attorney to learn the types of damages you may recover.
How Our Attorneys Can Help You
We have extensive experience handling the sensitive needs of those who have lost a loved one. Our lawyers regularly handle personal injury cases ranging from accidents at the workplace to car accidents. We will investigate every aspect of your loved one’s accident and bring the necessary experts to build a solid case and arguments.
As your attorneys, we know the process, challenges and the local legal scenario, and will work hard to address your concerns and answer your questions from our first consultation. We will evaluate your situation to learn whether you have a case and discuss the potential paths to tackle your legal needs. You will get compassionate advice and aggressive legal representation at our law firm to seek justice.
You Have A Free Consultation With Us
At our law firm, we will strive to get the results you deserve to cover your financial needs and focus on what really matters. Contact our Wilmington office by calling 302-566-1796 or fill out our online form.