While no amount of money can bring a loved one back, a wrongful death claim can provide a sense of justice and a fair settlement for a victim’s suffering.
We can’t even begin to comprehend the pain you might feel if you lost a loved one in a car accident. We know that no amount of compensation can make this ordeal disappear and bring hope back to your life. However, the person that caused you this pain and suffering may be held accountable for his or her actions.
If you decide to file a suit against the other driver, a St. Louis car accident attorney can help you build your case and educate you on what you should expect.
It Could Give You a Sense of Justice
People that have lost a loved one in a car accident generally don’t really care about monetary compensation. No matter how big or small the settlement, they know that nothing can bring their family member back. However, by not taking any action against the responsible party, many feel as if they aren’t suffering any consequences for their actions.
Filing a wrongful death claim is a way of giving grieving families a sense of justice. By making them financially responsible, you get the courts’ admission of guilt, which can be at least a bit satisfying.
Payment for Past and Future Bills
In addition to the emotional trauma, the death of a loved one comes with dire financial consequences too. If they’ve spent a lot of time in the hospital before their passing, then you probably have lots of medical bills piling up. Not to mention that the costs of a funeral can go extremely high.
More often than not, the financial burden doesn’t stop here. If the victim was also the family’s main provider, then losing their income can take a significant toll on your wellbeing and sustenance. You are probably worrying about how you will be able to pay future bills, your mortgage, and provide for your kids.
By filing a wrongful death lawsuit, your St. Louis auto accident attorney will ensure that the responsible party will pay for both past and future bills. He will take into account your current and future needs and consider them for your settlement. An experienced lawyer can get you compensation for the medical bills you had to pay for your loved one’s injury and will ensure that the settlement will account for their lost wages too.
We will go beyond the financial aspects of your loss. Your family member wasn’t only the sum of his earnings, so you should also account for the emotional support and guidance that he or she would have provided if still around.
It’s difficult to quantify your pain and we know that no amount of money can make up for your loss. We hope that we can at least help you get a sense of justice as well as a fair settlement for your suffering. We are here to listen to you. Give us a call 24/7 at (314) 361-4242 for a FREE case evaluation.