When families of a Delaware deceased accident victim first ponder a wrongful death lawsuit, they may encounter the reality that a price cannot be put on someone’s life. However, the sudden loss of a family member often means that the rest of the family is thrown into financial turmoil. Funerals are notoriously expensive, and the deceased often has medical bills left unpaid, which only continue to grow after an accident. Moreover, accident victims may be a family breadwinner or otherwise contribute to the family’s financial well-being. All of these factors can combine to make an unexpected death financially devastating for the victim’s family.
Confronting a loved one’s death is never easy, but sometimes an accident victim’s passing needs to be investigated to determine if negligence played a role. When a Delaware resident is killed as a result of someone else’s negligence or misconduct, the family or other entities may be entitled to compensation. The purpose of such compensation is not to take the place of the lost loved one, but rather to make the affected party “whole again” in the sense that they are no longer adversely affected by huge, unanticipated costs.
The attorneys at Murphy & Landon are experienced in resolving a variety of wrongful death cases on behalf of grieving families. Their legal advice can serve multiple purposes: to obtain compensation for families, to guide these families through the civil lawsuit process and to help families obtain accountability for negligent individuals or companies.
After a fatal accident, it can be tough to know where to turn. The wrongful death lawyers at Murphy & Landon have helped many families begin – and end – the process of securing the compensation to which they are entitled. Whether it is highlighting evidence for pain and suffering or calculating the amount of lost future wages, the many complicated aspects of a wrongful death case do not need to be tackled alone.