Losing a loved one is never easy. But it’s even more difficult if you lose a spouse, a child, a parent or a sibling in a tragic car accident. One moment, your family member was living a full life and the next, they were gone. It’s even more difficult to move forward if someone else’s negligence caused the deadly crash. Why did this happen? And now what are you supposed to do if your family is struggling financially because you’ve lost your family member’s income too?
Filing a wrongful death lawsuit
You may want to file a wrongful death lawsuit if your family is suffering financially from your loved one’s death. In a wrongful death lawsuit, your family could recoup:
- Compensation for lost wages because of your loved one’s untimely death
- Compensation for your loved one’s medical bills from the accident and funeral expenses
- Compensation if your loved one suffered from their accident injuries before their death
- Compensation for your pain and suffering from losing your loved one
- Punitive damages
For a wrongful death lawsuit to succeed, you will need to prove someone else’s negligence caused the accident. In Missouri, you also need to file a wrongful death lawsuit within three years of your loved one’s death.
Getting help for a wrongful death lawsuit
Wrongful death lawsuits are complicated. You will need the help of an experienced personal injury attorney if you want to file a wrongful death lawsuit after your losing your loved one.
You shouldn’t have to suffer financial burdens because of your loved one’s death, especially if someone else’s negligence caused family member’s death. A wrongful death lawsuit can help you regain financial stability in a difficult time and help you move forward.