Covington Wrongful Death Attorney
No one anticipates or wants to suffer a tragedy as great as a sudden, unexpected, wrongful death, but far too often, they happen. Statistics indicate that more than 173,000 people die due to unintentional injuries each year, and such injuries are a leading cause of death in the United States. Obviously, no amount of compensation will ever undo the loss or the painful aftershocks left behind in its wake, though it can help families during the grieving process.
Nothing will ever fully compensate for that magnitude of grief. However, if you have a loved one who died as a result of someone else’s negligence or wrongdoing, you might be able to file a claim against the party or parties responsible and hold them accountable. The surviving spouse, children, or parents of the deceased might all file a wrongful death claim, but if none are surviving, then the estate is eligible to receive compensation.
Examples of damages that can be claimed include:
- Burial expenses
- Funeral expenses
- Medical expenses prior to death
- Pain and suffering of the deceased and their loved ones
- Punitive damages if the defendant’s actions were intentional
- Loss of future inheritance
- Loss of parental guidance
- Loss of spousal company
- Loss of the deceased’s future wages
Who can you count on if you believe you have the right to file a wrongful death claim?
Seek Help from a Covington Wrongful Death Lawyer
At the law firm of Ben F. Windham, PC, our legal team is proud to stand up for families following unspeakable losses. Our Covington wrongful death attorneys handle claims arising from all types of fatal incidents, so please call 833.236.9467 or fill out our contact form to arrange a free case evaluation. We are waiting to help you.