A Danbury wrongful death lawyer knows just how hard it is to lose a loved one, regardless of the circumstances. Saying to a beloved family member after watching them suffer during a lengthy illness can feel awful. However, what happens when you do not get the chance to say goodbye because your loved one died in a sudden accident that could have been avoided with proper care and reasonable actions?
If you believe your loved one’s death was preventable and occurred because of someone else’s negligence, your family might be eligible to pursue damages in a civil suit against the responsible party. The compassionate injury lawyers at Berkowitz Hanna can help assist you through this challenging time.
When a loved one dies tragically, the people they have left behind often spend their time grieving. They do not spend much time thinking about the economic value of that loss. However, the sudden loss of a family member can instantly and irrevocably change a family’s financial future. Surviving family members might suddenly find themselves burdened with unexpected medical and funeral expenses, with no means to pay them. Sometimes, pursuing legal action for compensation is the only way for a family to move forward.
A skilled and understanding attorney can take the time to calculate the total value of a Danbury wrongful death claim. They could meet with the decedent’s family, learn more about their job, and see how they contributed to the family both financially and emotionally. Although assigning a fair dollar amount to a sudden loss might seem challenging, a seasoned team of legal professionals has the experience to take it on. Seasoned lawyers make sure that they ask for a fair damages award and then fight until the family gets a reasonable offer. Although the person who caused the accident might offer an unreasonably low settlement offer, a dedicated legal team could fight for the entirety of what the family deserves. The skilled negotiators at Berkowitz Hanna know how to protect the best interests of a grieving family.
Proving liability in a wrongful death lawsuit is similar to establishing liability in a personal injury lawsuit. The surviving family members must show that the defendant was legally responsible for their loved one’s death. Essentially, the family must establish that the death would not have occurred without the defendant’s wrongful actions.
Building a strong claim is best done with the help of an experienced team. In cases involving negligence, the family and their attorney must establish the elements of legal negligence. A lawyer can work to demonstrate that the defendant had a duty of care towards the deceased person. Establishing a duty of care generally means showing that the defendant had a responsibility to act reasonably towards the decedent. For example, in a fatal car crash, the speeding driver who struck the decedent had a duty of care to all others on the road to drive safely. A Danbury family and their wrongful death layer will also need to show that the defendant’s wrongful acts directly led to the decedent’s loss of life and that the family suffered damages as a result.
Losing a loved one unexpectedly can create enormous financial strain for you and your family. At Berkowitz Hanna, we can help you pursue the payments you need and deserve.
To discuss your case with a dedicated legal professional, contact our office today. A Danbury wrongful death lawyer can help you fight for what your family deserves.