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Why might someone file a wrongful death lawsuit?

On Behalf of | Sep 13, 2022 | Wrongful Death |

On Behalf of | Sep 13, 2022 | Wrongful Death

Filing a lawsuit against someone who caused the death of your loved one may seem like a moot point. You may feel like it does not matter or will not do anything to help the situation.

The reality is that a wrongful death lawsuit can help you in a variety of ways.

Pay expenses

The death of a loved one can be costly, especially if it was unexpected. You will have to pay for all the outstanding medical bills that resulted from any treatment he or she received after the incident that led to the death. You also will need to handle the final expenses for a funeral and burial or cremation. These costs add up, and because someone else caused this to happen, they should have to pay for it, which is a good reason to make a wrongful death claim.

Bring change

Some people decide to file a wrongful death lawsuit to serve as a lesson. Perhaps your loved one died due to a drunk driver. By suing that person, it is making a statement to not only that driver but others that getting behind the wheel drunk is never a good idea. It will not only solidify that what the person did was wrong but hit that person in the wallet, where it should serve as a clear and concise message that the person messed up and should never do it again. Your case could bring about change in many lives.

Money is not a substitute for someone you love, but the whole idea behind a wrongful death lawsuit is not to replace the lost person, but it can be something that serves a purpose. Making the death have meaning can also help with your healing.