Losing a loved one in a car wreck is life-shattering, and the last thing you want to think about is talking to more lawyers and taking on a legal battle. But you may now be facing a future fraught with financial uncertainty, on top of the crushing grief. If you have children, they may have been robbed of more than a parent, but also opportunities such as being able to attend college. If your loved one had survived their injuries, they would have pursued compensation from the at-fault driver’s insurance company through a personal injury lawsuit. You can still recover the compensation you need through a wrongful death claim.
Damages in Wrongful Death
After a serious accident, injury victims can recover compensation through a personal injury lawsuit. In most cases, the money comes from the at-fault driver’s insurance company, not the driver. If your loved one would have had a personal injury case, you can pursue a wrongful death case. This is why we are required to carry liability insurance as drivers. If you do not pursue wrongful death compensation, the insurance company gets off the hook and you are left with the financial fallout.
Damages can include:
- Any medical expenses your loved on incurred between the time of injury and death
- Funeral and burial expenses
- Your loved one’s pain and suffering
- Lost financial contributions your loved one would have made
- Lost services, such as childcare and home maintenance
- Loss of companionship, comfort, society and consortium
- Your grief and sorrow
If you have lost a loved one in a Las Vegas car crash, Adam Smith Law is here to help. Call us today at 702-929-2289 or email us today and schedule your free consultation.