When a person dies or is killed because of another person’s negligent, reckless, or intentional act, the victim’s family may be able to sue for “wrongful death.” Wrongful deaths can be especially traumatic for the victim’s family and loved ones. This is because in addition to the tremendous grief the family feels, there is the sense that the person responsible for the death must be brought to justice.
In wrongful death cases, the family may be able to recover money for the victim’s pain and suffering, medical bills, and loss of life and income. Family members may also be entitled to money for their own pain and suffering due to having their loved one wrongly taken from them.
At Ellis & Estes, we understand the grief and the need for justice in wrongful death cases and would be happy to talk with you. Please call or email us to discuss your case during a free consultation.