WRONGFUL DEATH DAMAGES:
Most people do not want to sue or do not want to think about recovering losses after the death of a family member. Unfortunately, insurance companies rarely write a check willingly. When a loved one is taken due to the negligence of another, you have a right to recover losses for past and future economic and non-economic harm. Money is not a substitute for the love a family permanently loses after a tragic accident. Money does not replace your loved one. An apology may provide some closure but it does not provide the ability to reimburse dependents for necessities of life. Economic losses such as financial support that your loved one would have contributed over the remainder of their lifetime, losses of gifts or benefits expected to receive, funeral and burial expenses, household services, and dependent college tution. Non-economic losses include loss of love, comfort, care, assistance, protection, affection, society, moral support, loss of enjoyment of sexual relations, and loss of training and guidance. Money is not a substitute since we would all rather trade everything to have our loved one back. Money does, however, provide the ability to seek the tools necessary to cope with the losses both economically and emotionally.
It is very important to seek legal advice as soon as possible in order to secure evidence interview witnesses, obtain photographs, police and fire reports, hire experts and investigators if necessary. Early investigstion can be important later if litigation becomes necessary.
If the matter involves a government entity there is usually a shorter time to file a claim to protect the statute of limitations. The amount of time depends on the claim and the government entity.