When you lose a loved one, you may find some comfort if they lived a full life and lived to an old age. Unfortunately, lives are sometimes tragically cut short because of the negligence of some person or corporation. If a loved one loses their life because of an accident, it’s common to want to know what happened and why. When negligent actions cause a death, it leaves families in a state of shock and turmoil. You’re trying to grieve for your loved one while also processing that a person’s negligent actions are the reason why they’re gone. If you depended on them financially or ran a household with them, the sudden loss may cause worry about how you’re going to maintain your living. With all these thoughts going through your head, you need someone on your side to help provide clarity. An Ottawa wrongful death lawyer from Schweickert Ganassin Krzak Rundio, LLP can help you get answers and fight in honor of the loss of your loved one.
Our firm has provided legal aid to grieving families who have wrongfully lost their loved ones for over 40 years. We understand how difficult this time is for you. We can help you navigate the complicated legal process. With our lawyers at your side, you will have peace of mind that we’re protecting your best interests.
How Can Wrongful Deaths Happen?
Catastrophic accidents can happen anywhere. Unfortunately, someone’s negligence usually causes the fatal accident. This can happen in the workplace. For example, construction workers could suffer fatal injuries if they don’t have the proper safety equipment or training to handle large machinery. But it can also happen in public spaces as well. Here are a few reasons why wrongful deaths occur:
Sometimes, it’s possible for our loved ones to be hurt in places we’d least expect it. When medical professionals act negligently, they can cause fatal accidents. Negligence can occur during surgery, in the emergency room, or can result in a pharmaceutical error.
When a driver acts negligently, they can easily cause fatal traffic accidents. The driver could be distracted, drunk, inexperienced, or inattentive. However, there may be other liable parties you didn’t think about. If a manufacturer makes a defective part, like brakes or a seat belt, the part could fail at a critical moment and be the reason why someone loses their life. In these cases, the manufacturer may also be held liable.
Whether you’re holding a person or a company liable, you deserve to have experienced, dependable representation who will help you get justice for your loved one. Wrongful death cases require careful examination, investigation, and preparation. Our experienced lawyers have handled many wrongful death cases and will compile the evidence showing how your loved one’s death was caused by the negligent actions of another. They will also gather the necessary documentation and information to develop the damages in the case, including lost earnings, loss of love, companionship, guidance, and the grief and sorrow sustained by surviving heirs.
Wrongful Death Claims Can Provide Closure
A wrongful death claim may seem overwhelming. You may even wonder if it’s worth it to go over the painful details of what happened to your loved one over a lengthy legal process. However, your claim may bring your family closure. Think of the claim as what your loved one could have filed if they had been injured in the accident and they were pursing recovery for those damages.
Filing a claim can ensure that you make your loved one’s voice heard. The party that caused your loved one’s death should have to take responsibility and be held accountable for their negligence. Your actions could also cause change that may prevent the same thing from happening to someone else.
The compensation obtained through settlement or a jury verdict will help you recover for the financial losses of the accident. Your loved one may have spent time in the hospital and you could be facing hefty medical expenses. In addition to that, there are funeral and burial costs and loss of earnings from your loved one’s job. You may also be able to recover for loss of love, companionship, guidance, and the grief and sorrow experienced by surviving heirs. In certain circumstances, damages may also be available for the pre-death pain and suffering.
Having a lawyer represent you gives you the best chance of getting a full compensation. Insurance companies often act to protect their bottom line, despite the traumatic loss you’ve endured. You need someone who’s in your corner and your family’s best interests.
We understand that a successful claim cannot replace your loved one. However, you may find some comfort in knowing that you fought for their rights and you won’t have to live with considerable financial stress. The compensation you obtain through settlement or jury verdict can provide financial relief so you can grieve for your loved one in peace.
Get Trusted Representation from Schweickert Ganassin Krzak Rundio, LLP
You can feel lost after losing a loved one in an accident, but our firm stands ready to assist you. If we accept your case, our experienced lawyers will do everything possible to get you full and fair compensation. We’ll examine accident reports and medical records to find out how your loved one’s accident occurred. Our firm will bring in expert witnesses to assist in proving liability and establishing damages.
It’s important to act quickly to make sure your claim can be filed on time and notice is given to the appropriate parties. Give our firm a call today. You’ll be taking a step forward in getting answers and compensation, and giving yourself the time and space you need to grieve the loss of your loved one.