Everybody has a different way to cope with the tragic death of a loved one. In most cases, the death of a family member or friend is a result of either a long-term illness or old age. This gives us time to contemplate death and the inevitable. In these situations, although never easy, if it does not come as a surprise, it may actually feel like a relief, especially if the recently deceased was suffering during his or her final days or weeks or months.
But as we have said before, no one really knows when their time is up, and it isn't uncommon for a sudden illness, medical condition or accident to spring up and take someone's life. When this happens, it is a far different experience for family and friends. And it is often more difficult to cope with and accept that person's death.
Unfortunately, the winter months often bring additional dangers on the roads which could lead to an untimely death of a loved one. This is especially painful when the death is considered a wrongful death. A wrongful death could take many forms. It could be medical malpractice, such as doctor or nursing home error or neglect, or it could be a truck or motorcycle accident that took your loved one's life.
Though nothing can replace the loss of a loved one, in the event of a wrongful death it may be possible for the family to secure damages. The family may be entitled to compensation for pain and suffering, loss of future income, as well as funeral costs associated with the deceased. Attorneys at The Law Firm of Leisawitz Heller understand these cases are not always easy to prove. To learn more about their wrongful death practice please see their website.