Find closure for your family in this tragic time.
At Ball Eggleston, we help grieving families and those left behind in the death of a loved one to recover fair and just compensation for the emotional and financial harm that an untimely, wrongful death can bring.
This is a devastating, emotional time for all members involved where scars of grief and anger often don’t go away until you get answers to some important questions:
- Why did this happen?
- Who is responsible for the accident that caused my loved one’s death?
- Could anything have been done to prevent what happened?
Pursuing a wrongful death claim can help you find answers to these important questions and help give you and your family a sense of justice and sense of closure in a very tragic time in your life.
What is Wrongful Death?
Wrongful death is the term used when someone causes the death of another person. The death may be caused by the actions of someone or by their failure to act (neglect). Wrongful death is a civil action rather than a criminal action. A defendant can only be held responsible for a wrongful death if it can be proved that the defendant’s conduct was the cause of the death. If it can be shown that the decedent was partially responsible for his death, then damages may be awarded on the percentage of negligence imputed to the decedent.
Since the person killed cannot file suit or collect damages, it is the family or representatives of the estate that do so. It is the intent of the claim to compensate family members who have suffered monetarily and emotionally from the death. Damages can be assessed for medical bills and death expenses, loss of future wages and benefits, loss of companionship, and emotional pain and suffering caused by the trauma. Different states have different methods in who may file wrongful death actions, who may recover damages, and how those damages are calculated.
Our firm handles catastrophic personal injury and wrongful death claims resulting from a wide range of accidents and events, including:
- Auto accidents, fatal car accidents
- Motorcycle accidents
- Truck and commercial vehicle accidents
- Construction accidents, crushing accidents, industrial accidents, farm accidents
- Product liability, lead poisoning, exposure to toxic substances, pesticides, harmful household chemicals
- Medical malpractice
- Pharmaceutical and medical device liability
If you believe the recent death of a loved one was the result of negligence, recklessness, or carelessness on behalf of another party, contact a personal injury attorney at Ball Eggleston PC for a free initial consultation regarding your case.
Even if you are not sure you have a case, call us. We can help determine if you might be able to recover damages for your injuries or those of a loved one.