The death of a loved one is always difficult, but is often harder when it results directly from the careless or negligent actions of another person. When you have suffered the unspeakable pain that comes with the accidental death of a family member, you want to do whatever you can to help others avoid a similar experience. While financial compensation won’t bring back the life you had with your loved one, it can help you maintain the lifestyle your loved one worked to provide you, and it can serve as a warning to others who might engage in the same types of negligence.
When you have experienced the accidental death of someone close to you, you can find it difficult to make objective decisions about how to proceed. That’s when you need an experienced attorney to protect your interests. You may have a life insurance policy to provide for some of your needs, but your recovery does not need to be limited to the proceeds of that policy. A knowledgeable and compassionate lawyer will help you get full and fair compensation for your losses, while respecting your grief and giving you time and space to heal.
In most circumstances, a wrongful death claim is based on a legal theory of negligence. This theory holds that everyone in society has a duty to act in a reasonable manner, to conduct their daily activities—driving, building homes, providing medical care, etc.—as a reasonable person would. When they fail to live up to that standard, they are considered to have been negligent. When their negligence causes injury or death, they are required to compensate victims for their losses.
Often, in personal injury or wrongful death claims, more than one party may contribute to an accident. A motor vehicle may have a defective wheel or brake system, but the driver may also contribute to the death of another by operating the vehicle at an unsafe speed. An experienced lawyer can help you identify all potentially responsible parties, so that you can get the recovery you need and deserve.
At Sackstein, Sackstein & Lee, LLP, we have handled wrongful death claims since 1952. We understand the emotional challenges that come with the death of a loved one. We will take care of all legal matters in the aftermath of a fatal accident, so that you can focus on your loss.
We provide a free initial consultation to anyone with a potential wrongful death action. To set up an appointment with one of our experienced attorneys, contact our office online or call us toll free at 888-519-6400.