The loss of a loved one due to the negligence, recklessness, or carelessness of another is devastating. Wrongful death occurs when someone’s negligent action causes another’s death, even if the action was not intentional. There are many situations in which wrongful death can be claimed, including impaired driving, auto accidents, lack of adequate security, reckless activities/behavior, faulty or defective products, and medical malpractice.
When a person’s death is the result of another’s negligent act or omission, a representative of the decedent’s family has the right to pursue a wrongful death claim. A wrongful death claim can include compensation for the loss of financial support, loss of medical benefits and/or child care, and the loss of companionship.
At McCarten Law Firm, we understand that no amount of money can fully compensate you for the loss of your loved one. But financial compensation for your loss can help provide assistance and peace of mind as you move forward. By holding the negligent person accountable, you may also help prevent a similar harm from happening to others in the future.
If you have lost a loved one due to another’s negligence, contact McCarten Law Firm to arrange a free initial consultation with one of our personal injury lawyers. Our Alexandria area attorneys will review your case with compassion, explain your legal options, and ensure that you receive professional and aggressive representation in your time of need.