A wrongful death case requires special handling by an experienced attorney. The sudden and unexpected loss of a loved one as a result of the negligence of another party is a traumatic and stressful experience. The heartache and mental anguish associated with these events are immeasurable.
Any family which encounters this type of tragedy needs a law firm that not only has experience and knowhow, but which also is sensitive, compassionate and empathetic about the grief and sorrow being experienced by the family that has lost a loved one.
The personal heartache in a wrongful death case may also be associated with certain economic losses in addition to claims for pain and suffering. Such cases require an analysis of the economic loss associated with various elements of support and services, and future lost wages which would have been provided by the loved one who has died. It is often over-looked that the support and services provided by a spouse have an economic value. The replacement of things including household repairs, child services such as transportation and tutoring, and household chores such as cooking and cleaning, often need to be replaced when a spouse is lost and the replacement of these services costs money. If the spouse was a breadwinner there will also be a claim for future lost wages.