Compassionate Wrongful Death Representation
PJ Campanaro Attorney at Law represents families that have lost a loved one to wrongful death. She understands how emotionally overwhelming losing a beloved spouse, parent or child can be – and the potential economic disaster it can also cause.
Often, the deceased was one of the family’s primary breadwinners. Losing them to another party’s negligence means more than losing a guide, companion, friend or lover. It means losing their income and, perhaps, the ability to afford basic necessities. A wrongful death lawsuit against the parties that allowed the death to happen will not change what happened. But it can hold those parties accountable for what they did and prevent a financial catastrophe.
Who Can Bring A Wrongful Death Suit?
For most personal injury claims, the person who suffered the injuries is the one who sues. Obviously, this is not possible in a wrongful death lawsuit. “Standing,” or the right to bring a lawsuit, then falls to the next closest surviving relative, usually the deceased’s spouse or child or the personal representative of the estate.
What Should I Know Before Filing A Wrongful Death Case?
The process can be highly emotional, especially as you learn more details about how the defendants acted negligently and hear their denials of responsibility. At the same time, getting the facts about how and why your relative died can help bring closure, and a reasonable settlement or trial verdict can help your family feel like justice was served, especially if the defendant never gets charged with a crime.
Another thing to know is that both the deceased’s estate and the plaintiff can be eligible for damages. The estate can receive compensation for things like funeral and medical expenses and the pain and suffering the deceased experienced before they passed away. And the survivors could qualify for compensation for the loss of the deceased’s expected future income, loss of companionship, loss of consortium and more.
Learn More About Wrongful Death
PJ Campanaro Attorney at Law invites you to contact the firm and schedule a free initial consultation about wrongful death law. Call 706-770-6868 or contact the firm online. PJ Campanaro Attorney at Law represents clients in the CSRA of Tennessee, Georgia and South Carolina.