May 16, 2022
When someone dies because of the negligence of someone else, the decedent's estate representative, or his or her surviving spouse or dependents, can file a wrongful death claim. When a loved one dies in an accident, his or her family faces financial hardship from funeral costs, lost income, and sometimes pre-death medical expenses. A wrongful death settlement can help to ease the family's financial burden. But who gets the money in a wrongful death lawsuit? Working with a wrongful death attorney can help a decedent's loved ones obtain fair compensation and hold negligent parties accountable for the fatal accident.