What is a wrongful death? This legal term refers to the loss of a loved one in an accident caused by someone else’s negligent or reckless behavior. The purpose of a wrongful death lawsuit is to hold that person responsible for what happened.
Of course, Attorney Mike Christensen knows any loss of a loved one can be an emotionally difficult time. But when negligence plays a part, family members can feel devastated and overwhelmed.
No amount of money can replace the painful loss of someone you love. But there are other damages related to the loss that can be financially compensated. These damages include:
- medical and funeral bills
- loss of income
- pain and suffering
- loss of companionship
- punitive damages
The personal injury attorneys at Michael D. Christensen Law Offices has helped grieving families throughout the greater Columbus area get justice for their loved ones. Our attorneys have the knowledge, experience and compassion required to build a wrongful death case against the responsible parties.
If you’ve lost a family member due to negligent or reckless behavior, contact us to learn how we can help you protect your rights.
WHAT ARE SOME EXAMPLES OF WRONGFUL DEATH CASES?
There are many different types of fatal accidents that occur due to negligent or reckless behavior. Sadly, these accidents happen far too often. Wrongful death lawsuits are often related to:
Car, truck or motorcycle accidents. For example, if a driver that caused a fatal car accident was speeding or ignored a traffic signal, that behavior could be considered negligent or reckless.
Workplace accidents. One example of negligent or reckless behavior is a non-employer failing to take proper safety measures.
Medical malpractice. The negligent or reckless behavior may be delivering inappropriate medical care.
Defective products. A faulty manufacturing process may have caused a product to malfunction, leading to someone’s death.
But a wrongful death may be related to other types of accidents, as well. Anyone whose negligence or recklessness led to a person’s death should be held accountable.
How can you help me with my wrongful death case?
First, we can meet with you for a free case evaluation. Wrongful death cases can be complex. But if you lost a loved one due to the careless actions of another party, we want to help. Together, we’ll review the facts and decide on a course of action.
If together we decide to pursue a wrongful death lawsuit, our attorneys will work tirelessly to get justice for your loved one. We will conduct a thorough, exhaustive investigation of the accident to look for proof of negligent or reckless behavior.
We may be able to negotiate a settlement. But if the other party won’t agree to settle, we will be prepared to take them to court. We will dedicate ourselves to helping you get financial compensation for your losses.
If you’ve lost a loved one due to an accident, you need to know your options. Contact us to see how we can help you protect your legal rights.