Our firm understands that the death of a loved one is devastating for the entire family. This is especially true when the death is completely unexpected and was caused because of another party’s negligence. In these situations, the family is often unsure where to turn and what their legal options are. Of course, many people do not automatically consider getting involved in a lawsuit while they grieve the loss of a family member. However, a wrongful death case can hold the negligent party accountable and help the family recover significant compensation for the economic and noneconomic damages that this has caused.
In the state of Delaware, a wrongful death claim is filed on behalf of the estate and the family members by a representative. Any compensation that is recovered in the claim is awarded to family members, such as the surviving spouse, children, parents, or siblings. Some of the compensation that may be recovered can help cover the costs of the following:
- Hospital bills, if applicable
- Funeral expenses
- The loss of contribution to child support or alimony payments
- The lost income that the person would have received if they had not lost their life
- The loss of spousal and parental responsibility and relationship
- The family’s mental suffering
If you have had a loved one pass away due to another party’s negligence, contact our firm today.
MW&M is comprised of an experienced team of attorneys focusing on legal matters of personal injury, workers’ compensation, Social Security Disability, product liability, and wrongful death in Delaware. If you require an effective attorney to guide you through these difficult legal matters, contact MW&M today to schedule a free case evaluation.