Losing a member of the family, no matter the circumstance, is heartbreaking. When that death is the result of another’s negligence however, it is not only heartbreaking, but also confusing and infuriating. Many tend to cope with the pain stemming from the loss by failing to deal with it, despite the hardship that the death has caused. I speak on this topic not only from work experience, but from my personal experience, as well. Instead of getting help for my family’s loss, we chose to simply let go of the situation. This turned out to be a tremendous mistake; a mistake that I would not recommend for my clients to make.
After the loss, the biggest struggle is picking up the pieces and learning to live without that person in your life. However, when a loved one passes away suddenly, you, as their family member lose more than just that person; many times you also lose financial stability and security. The stress from the accident and the death can lead to not just monetary issues, but also health problems. Often times, individuals are confused about the next steps in their life and are conflicted as to whether they should seek an attorney to obtain retribution for their loss.
The legal terminology describing the death of an innocent party due to the negligence of another is referred to as “wrongful death.” Speaking to an attorney about the wrongful death of your family member is the first step to gaining some stability back in your life. Many times, people believe that they are eventually going to be forced to enter a courtroom. While this is a possibility, it is extremely rare. The majority of cases settle outside of the courtroom and require minimal activity from the family of the deceased. Whether you choose to retain counsel or not, a conversation with a licensed attorney to discuss your rights will at a minimum provide clarity.
Further, a concern many individuals harbor when they consider speaking with an attorney is the idea that there is some sort of stigma attached to them obtaining counsel, meaning, that they are seeking to profit off of their loved one’s death. This idea is false and grossly insensitive. The death of a family member can cause extreme economical hardship, whether the person is the primary breadwinner or a small child. Families are commonly left buckled with medical bills, psychiatry bills, funeral expenses and other substantial financial burdens. Frankly, no amount of compensation can make up for this tragic loss but a wrongful death claim serves a multi-faceted purpose.
So why not speak with understanding attorneys who have been in a similar situation? Failing to do so, could cost your already hurting family even more strife, while speaking with an experienced team of attorneys will cost you nothing but an hour of your time. At the Sibley Dolman Gipe Accident Injury Lawyers, PA, we strive to be understanding and trustworthy attorneys that use our life experiences in our everyday practice. Attorneys at the Sibley Dolman Gipe Accident Injury Lawyers, PA give their personal cell phone number to every client to ensure no questions are left unanswered during their time of grief. Dolman law group is there to fight for those who cannot fight for themselves and feel privileged to do so.