More than 130,000 deaths are caused every year in the United States by accidental injuries (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention – CDC). This is the fourth leading cause of death, with the most common fatal accidents being motor vehicle crashes, falls, impacts, poisoning, and drowning. Over 200,000 deaths are caused by medical errors (National Institutes of Health).
When someone you love, care for, and depend on passes away due to the negligent conduct of another party, you can recover damages through a wrongful death claim. This will help you recover your expenses for medical care and funeral costs as well as the income of the deceased. Of course, there is no amount of money that can replace your loved one. Yet, fair compensation for the financial and emotional losses can ease the financial burden and give you room to grieve.