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Proving a Wrongful Death Claim

Wilson & McQueen, PLLC Oct. 19, 2023

In the U.S. alone, around 32,000 people are killed in motor vehicle accidents every year. Research conducted by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration concluded that one person dies in a wreck about every 12 minutes. Often, these deaths are completely avoidable. At Wilson & McQueen PLLC, our Lexington wrongful death attorneys know how tragic the unexpected loss of a loved one can be. We also know how frustrating it can be to lose a loved one to someone else’s gross negligence. That’s why we are dedicated to helping people in this situation find relief and comfort in the form of financial compensation.

Proving a Wrongful Death Claim

The sudden loss of a loved one is certainly an emotionally tumultuous matter, and it can be especially difficult to recover if that loved one provided a great deal of financial support for you and your family. Combine the pain and the new financial burden with all of the other emotions you may be feeling, and it can easily seem to be too much to bear. However, if your loved one was the victim of negligence, you may be able to find some relief. In order to win compensation for wrongful death claims, you must prove the following:

  • Another party’s negligence was responsible for the accident.

  • You are an heir of the deceased.

  • The death of your loved one has led to financial damages.

In order to prove these things, you will need a great deal of credible evidence. It is in your best interest to seek the help of a qualified wrongful death attorney to help you compile this proof and present your case against the defendant. The lawyers at Wilson & McQueen PLLC want to help guide you through this process.

Losing a loved one in any circumstance can be an emotionally wrenching experience. However, in situations in which the negligence or recklessness of others was responsible for the death of a loved one, the challenges families may face can be exponentially compounded. The costs of medical expenses, funeral costs, and the loss of income provided by the deceased can place families in a tenuous financial situation.

While nothing can ever replace the loss of a family member, those dealing with the wrongful death of a loved one may at least be able to recover compensation to help them deal with the many costs that often accompany an unexpected loss. If you have lost a loved one because of someone else’s recklessness or negligence, the Lexington attorneys from Wilson & McQueen PLLC know how devastating the experience can be, and we work closely with clients in these difficult situations to help them pursue the compensation they need.

Our Wrongful Death Practice Areas

The wrongful death of a loved one can occur as the result of a range of different factors, some of the most unfortunately common of which include:

  • Car accidents

  • Truck accidents

  • Motorcycle accidents

  • Medical malpractice

  • Product liability

  • Premises liability

  • Child injuries

Regardless of how the wrongful death of a loved one occurred, families trying to cope with this difficult experience deserve the representation of a knowledgeable, compassionate attorney who will look out for their needs.

Though there is always some risk involved with most medical treatment, a practitioner’s carelessness or negligence may cause undue harm. Unfortunately, in the worst cases of medical malpractice or negligence, wrongful death incidents can occur. Such incidents are not only emotionally devastating for surviving family members but can be financially crippling as well. With funeral costs and lost income, a loved one’s passing can be draining in many important ways, but the attorneys of Wilson & McQueen PLLC are there to stand with Lexington families in their pursuit of financial compensation in cases of wrongful death.

Causes of Wrongful Death Cases

Serious medical malpractice or negligence can be committed at any phase of treatment. Some common causes of medical malpractice wrongful death cases involve:

  • Surgical errors

  • Failure to diagnose

  • Failure to properly treat

  • Pharmaceutical errors

  • Emergency room errors

Any of these situations could lead to the death of an individual in instances where they might have otherwise recovered. Discuss your legal rights with an attorney experienced with wrongful death and medical malpractice cases in Lexington.

Contact a Lexington Wrongful Death Attorney

If you are attempting to recover from the loss of a loved one in a car accident, you don’t have to bear the burden alone. Our wrongful death attorneys at Wilson & McQueen PLLC have helped hundreds of people in the Lexington area find justice for their loved ones. Call us today to find out how we can help you.