Help For Families After Fatal Accidents
A wrongful death claim or lawsuit is a way for surviving family members to pick up the pieces with the resources they need to cover:
- Medical expenses of a loved one who died after an accident
- Funeral costs
- Burial costs
- Replacement of the deceased person’s financial contributions to the family
A wrongful death lawsuit may also pursue compensation for the loss of companionship of the deceased.
The Ruiz & Associates, PLLC respects families’ need to grieve together after an accidental death. Our attorneys are skilled at initiating an investigation behind the scenes without disturbing this process. We also provide families with practical assistance like opening the estate of the family member who was killed. This action can help families begin the probate process to gain access to any inheritance with minimal delay.
Questions To Be Answered For A Wrongful Death Suit
The first thing to know is who qualifies to seek compensation through a wrongful death claim. The answer may be a surviving spouse, surviving minor children, surviving parents and/or siblings. When there are not any surviving immediate family members, cousins, aunts, uncles, nieces or nephews may be able to bring a claim. If you believe you are a close family member who may be eligible to initiate a wrongful death lawsuit, ask our law firm for a free case evaluation.
The next line of inquiry, besides the cause of the fatal accident, is the scope of the eligible family members’ losses. To make a claim as effective as possible, a skillful wrongful death attorney will spend time getting to know the survivors and their story of loss.
Are children now missing homework help that they used to receive from a deceased parent? Or do elderly parents now face hardships associated with caring for themselves after an adult son or daughter was killed in an accident? Our plaintiffs’ lawyers take the time and listen well to develop a compelling claim based on an understanding of the hole left in the family by the death of someone killed in an accident.
Our Goal Is To Support Grieving Families
We help by being sensitive to families’ timeline of recovery after the loss of a loved one. At the same time, we help with matters such as interpreting life insurance policies. We sometimes help families locate key documents and otherwise make progress in achieving closure with legal issues.