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Why Families Must Pursue Wrongful Death Car Accident Compensation

Posted by Timothy J. Ryan | Mar 16, 2016 | 0 Comments

We are never prepared to lose a loved one, but when a family member dies in a car accident, recovering from the emotional and physical toll becomes even more difficult. The emotional toll of such a loss can be excruciating, but the financial burdens that accompany these tragedies last a lifetime. When your loved one is killed in a wrongful death car accident, the best way to ensure you and your family are taken care of is to pursue compensation in the form of a wrongful death claim.

Families should always try and pursue compensation following a wrongful death car accident because they almost always struggle with:

  • Loss of their main source of income
  • Loss of an irreplaceable parental figure
  • Loss of a spouse

Although it is very difficult for victims' families to do during their time of grief, pursuing compensation for the negligence that leads to a loved one's death is the only form of justice our legal system allows.

Loss of a Main Source of Income

Depending on what family member died, their loss can mean a significant cut in the monthly and annual income that is available to pay for a family's bills and expenses. If the family member who died was the breadwinner for you and your children, he or she provided the income that allowed all of you to live your lives comfortably.

How are you going to pay for the family's expenses without your provider? Without the provider, the family will need time to both grieve and find a way to make up for the loss of income. This can be a long and arduous process, especially for families with young children.

Filing a wrongful death suit can help you gain income to help you get back on your feet after the loss of a provider.

Loss of a Parental Figure

What is more emotionally damaging than the loss of a parent? Depending on the age of the children involved, the loss of a parent can be an especially traumatic and tumultuous experience.

Wrongful death suits can be filed for damages beyond the loss of income. Emotional damages play a large part in determining the amount of money that a family can receive in a wrongful death suit. One of the most emotionally draining events a person can endure in their life is the loss of a parent.

Filing a wrongful death suit is in no way going to fill the void left by the loss of a parent. However, It can financially serve as an aid for children as they attempt to get their lives back together after their traumatic loss.

Loss of a Spouse

Following the theme of emotional damages, the loss of a spouse can be extremely traumatizing and emotionally paralyzing. What is a spouse but the person you have decided to spend the rest of your life with, and who has vowed to be your partner in everything that you do?

You count on your spouse to be your life partner and to be there to help you raise your children. When you lose someone in this position, you may feel as if you have lost your other half. Your spouse is one of the most important people in your life, and without them you will be crippled by the new responsibilities you are forced to shoulder as a result of their death.

Being awarded compensation for wrongful death damages can give you some kind of compensation for your unexpected and traumatic loss.

Need Help With Your Wrongful Death Case?

If you have lost your loved one as a result of a wrongful death car accident, you have the right to pursue compensation for the losses you and your family have incurred as a result. Nothing is going to be able to replace your spouse or family member, but by pursuing legal action against the negligent party, you increase your chances of returning to the lifestyle that your family has grown accustomed to.

Those in need of a free case evaluation from a skilled wrongful death car accident lawyer can call (800) 838-6644 today to speak with a Timothy J. Ryan & Associates legal professional about your case and find out what options are available.

About the Author

Timothy J. Ryan

Personal injury attorney Timothy J. Ryan has helped California injury victims recover more than $1 Billion since 1981. Tim is on the board of governors for the Consumer Attorneys of California and received the 2020 award "10 Best Personal Injury Attorneys" for client satisfaction.


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Timothy J. Ryan & Associates

Timothy J. Ryan & Associates has earned a national reputation for aggressive client advocacy and real results for grieving families. If you have questions about your loved one's death, you can obtain a free consultation from attorney Timothy J. Ryan. Call (714) 898-4444 to get help today.