The unexpected loss of a loved one can throw your whole life into disarray, and you and your family may struggle to adjust to this loss. Not only do you have grief to contend with, but you also have to face changing relationships, strained household finances and other significant challenges.
If the loss of your loved one was the result of the negligence of a person or business, a wrongful death claim might offer support. Not only does a lawsuit allow you to hold that party accountable for their part in this devastating loss, but it can also provide financial compensation to help you meet your family’s needs during this devastating time in your life.
What financial support can a family receive in a wrongful death claim?
One significant form of financial support that a wrongful death lawsuit can offer is compensation for the economic impact of losing your loved one. This can include medical expenses related to their injuries, funeral, and burial expenses. Compensation for the loss of future income is also available.
Wrongful death claims may also offer compensation for other ways that the death impacts you and your family. Compensation may be available for the loss of companionship and intimacy for the surviving spouse and the loss of guidance for their children. Under California law, family members can also seek compensation for pain and suffering.
While no money can undo the challenges people face after the sudden loss of a loved one, a wrongful death claim can provide financial support as they face these challenges.