Wrongful death can be one of the most challenging experiences to go through. Any time the loss of a loved one occurs, the range of emotions that result from it can be overwhelming. But these emotions are often even more troubling whenever an often preventable wrongful death takes place. When a member of your family dies, their death can profoundly affect the surviving family members. On top of grief, losing a loved one can lead to financial difficulties. No amount of compensation could ever replace a family member you have lost in an accident. However, wrongful death suits are a way of holding negligent parties accountable and providing a sense of closure to the wrongful death victim’s family members who are left behind. Contact The Law Offices of John M. McCabe if you need a wrongful death lawyer. We offer compassionate care for your family while aggressively seeking compensation from the responsible parties.
Losing a loved one is especially hard, but even more so when the death could have been avoided. In your grief, the last thing you should worry about is finances and how to compensate for the loss of income. Our experienced wrongful death lawyers will take the burden of the case so you can focus on family and grieving. We will gather evidence, file the lawsuit, negotiate a settlement, and do everything possible to make this loss a little lighter.
We work on a contingency basis for personal injury claims such as a fatal car accident. A contingency fee basis means we do not charge you anything unless we win a settlement in or out of court. This fee structure ensures we work hard for your case and that you don't have even more out-of-pocket expenses during a stressful time.
We will work directly with you as your case unfolds, providing you with answers to your questions and timely updates regarding the status of your case. Our team handles a broad range of wrongful death claims, including claims stemming from:
We will deal with the insurance companies and handle all of your legal issues, so you can focus on what is truly important during this difficult time. Our attorneys will fight aggressively to ensure that any verdict or settlement you receive maximizes your family’s compensation for the loss of a relationship, lost future earnings, pain and suffering, medical bills, funeral bills, and other economic and emotional damages.
While the definition of wrongful death varies from state to state, all of the same cases qualify as wrongful death lawsuits. Typically, any death resulting from another person or entity’s negligence qualifies as wrongful death.
Death due to negligence comes in many different forms. Usually, it’s the result of an accidental loss of life. This doesn’t mean that every accidental death ends up as a wrongful death claim. Moreover, these accidents must have occurred as the result of carelessness, recklessness, or the malicious acts of another person.
Courts use the legal standard of negligence for wrongful death claims. However, intentional acts might also result in a wrongful death lawsuit. This is true regardless of whether or the underlying act was an intentional crime.
Contact us for a free initial consultation to learn more about how we can help you obtain a just result in your wrongful death case.