When you lose a loved one in a preventable fatal accident, it’s understandable that you would want to seek justice. Many California families have been devastated by the sudden death of a family member, not only from the grief of losing a loved one, but also due to financial distress because of funeral expenses, medical bills or loss of future income. If you are a spouse, parent or adult child of a fatal accident victim, you may be able to file a wrongful death claim to seek financial recovery for documented financial losses.
This is a highly stressful type of litigation. Not only must you listen to a retelling of the accident that resulted in your loved one’s death, but there might also be parties involved who are trying to undermine your claim. While there is no way to compensate for the loss of human life, your family should not have to suffer financial strain due to expenses associated with your loved one’s death when another person’s negligence was the proximate cause.
A strong support network alleviates stress in a wrongful death case
It is helpful to seek support before filing a wrongful death claim. For instance, you and your family members might benefit from talking with a grief counselor or joining a support group in your community that focuses on dealing with a loved one’s sudden death. You can also enlist assistance from an experienced attorney who can speak and act on your behalf in court, which makes proceedings a lot less stressful.
By scheduling a meeting with the McNally Law Office, in California, you can set the wheels in motion to build a strong support network as you prepare to file a wrongful death claim. This law office litigates these cases on a contingent basis. This means that you will not owe any legal fees unless the case is settled favorably or the court rules in your favor. Having an experienced attorney by your side throughout proceedings increases the chances of achieving a positive outcome.