Wrongful death is correctly named. Someone you love is dead, and they should not be. Their untimely passing owes to the recklessness, negligence, or inattentiveness of another.
Through your grief and anger you must find a way to seek justice.
How The Law Can Help
When someone you’re close to dies, it may seem as though there is nothing else to do but mourn their departure and try to get on with your life. But if you are convinced that a specific person or organization is at fault you can file a law suit and make a claim for compensation.
This is the right thing to do. Some may tell you that vengeance will not bring your loved one back and will only cause you more grief and heartache. But this is the exact opposite of what a wrongful death suit represents and the effect that it has.
In filing such a suit, you are taking a decisive step to get to the truth, to uncover all the facts related to the case. You may have been told many things about the events surrounding the death of your loved one. If none of them rings true, if you are unsatisfied with what you’ve been told, if the evidence points to specific culpability for the death, then pursuing a law suit will get you the answers and the justice you deserve.
Working With The Right Lawyer
If you have decided to take this step, you should contact an attorney straightaway. Lawyers such as the ones at George T. Bochanis Law Offices will be able to do the work necessary to prove your case. Indeed, this is the most important part of your effort. At the moment, all you may have are suspicions, rumors, or strong indications that negligence or incompetence led to the death of your loved one. The case must still be proven. Working with a lawyer with extensive experience in handling wrongful death suits is the best way to get results favorable to you.
It may not be as simple as you think to prove the case. Only a lawyer specialized in wrongful death will be able to gather the relevant evidence, interview the right witnesses, employ compelling expert testimony, and bring to bear the relevant bits of law, all of which is needed to build a sound and solid case.
You must prove that the recklessness or negligence of another led directly to the death of your loved one. You must also determine the damages you’re claiming and ask for a specific dollar figure. A lawyer can help you do all these things. The case may go to trial. Or, if your lawyer is able to gather evidence and argument so overwhelming as to make the defense’s case futile, you may be able to settle out of court. In the latter instance, you want an attorney who is good in the negotiating room; you want someone who can represent your interests with skill, dedication, and passion.
Nothing can bring your loved one back to you. But there is such a thing as getting justice for their wrongful death.