A wrongful death lawsuit alleges the decedent was killed as a result of negligence on the part of a third party, and that the surviving dependents or beneficiaries are entitled to monetary damages as a result of the defendant’s conduct. A surviving spouse, children, beneficiaries or dependents are the only persons who can make a wrongful death claim.
The law does not allow us a time machine to go back in time and prevent a catastrophic event that takes the life of a loved one. All that the civil court system can do is provide for the full monetary value of the loss of life. No amount of money can replace the a loved one lost, however, it is necessary that family members are able to recover the lost income, support and family contributions that the deceased individual provided.
People pay 20 and even 40 million dollars for works of art that are but paint and canvas. People even pay millions of dollars on race horses. How much more valuable is a human being’s life? When a loved one is killed by the negligence and wrongful acts of others the full value of the life lost can be pursued filing a wrongful death lawsuit to obtain an award of money damages. It is the Insurance Industry’s job to devalue or minimize the loss of a loved one during a wrongful death trial.
It is of the utmost importance that a family pursuing a Wrongful Death lawsuit hire an attorney with experience in hiring the best experts necessary to prove the case. It is also equally important that the lawyer hired have experience in fighting the massive insurance empire that seeks to deny wrongful death claims. At Ben F. Windham, we compassionately fight for the full value the life of loved one that is lost in a personal injury accident or event.