The death of an individual can occur wrongfully after a car or motorcycle accident, or dog bite attack. In addition, other causes can be the negligence of a doctor during a medical procedure or a dangerous or defective product. These unfortunate and sad situations are very difficult to deal with for the surviving family members.
A wrongful death lawsuit is brought by surviving family members on behalf of the deceased to recover damages. If close family members are not available to receive compensation, then the next of kin of the deceased individual will be given the compensation. Some of the damages include medical expenses, pain and suffering, loss of companionship, loss of wages and other anguish. No settlement or amount of money will bring back the deceased loved one, however it is vital to have a law firm on your side to aggressively get you the compensation you deserve. Insurance companies always try to minimize the amount they pay out, so it is important to hire a law firm that will work vigorously on your behalf.