When a family suffers the wrongful death of a loved one because of someone else’s carelessness, the fact that the loss was avoidable and unnecessary only worsens the pain. Most families — especially in Buffalo — face serious financial questions following an unexpected death. At a time when the family is already grieving, they’re also asking “How can I pay the mortgage without my husband’s income?” or “Who’s going to help take care of the kids?”
While no amount of money can replace a loved one – you can make a claim to assure that your family has the financial means to cope with the aftermath of a wrongful death. Surviving family members have the right to make a claim for their economic losses. These include lost income, funeral expenses, and even some less tangible items such as loss of parental nurturing and guidance.
While a “wrongful death” claim is brought for the survivors, a claim for “conscious pain and suffering” can also be brought for the victim. This type of case is for the pain and suffering that occurred before they died.
When you are grieving, it can be hard to think through all of your losses. We’ve handled many wrongful death cases. They are all tough, but we have the training and experience to help you evaluate your claim and work for full and fair compensation for your family.