Misconceptions about wrongful death lawsuits are keeping many people from pursuing the compensation that they deserve. This time is likely the hardest in your life, and we want to help ease your financial strain. Discover three wrongful death myths you shouldn’t believe:
Myth #1 – Life insurance benefits will provide for me.
Every life insurance plan is tailored to a specific person. If your loved one had a life insurance plan, it may not have addressed elements associated with the wrongful death such as medical bills, pain and suffering, and lost future income. Life insurance does provide much-needed compensation during this difficult time, but it can be accompanied by compensation from a wrongful death claim.
Myth #2 – If it was an accident, I can’t file a wrongful death claim.
Whether your loved one died from an accident or an intentional act, you can still pursue a wrongful death claim. The responsible party must answer to his or her actions, which could possibly save another life in the future.
Myth #3 – I’ll wait to file the wrongful death lawsuit.
Losing a loved one is likely the hardest time of your life. Understandably, you need time to process this event and grieve your loved one. Please note that wrongful death cases have a statute of limitations attached. A wrongful death lawsuit but be filed within a set amount of time from when your loved one passed. It takes time to gather the necessary information and present the facts in court. If possible, contact a lawyer right away.
An Adams Law Firm attorney can help you during this difficult time. We will pursue compensation for you which will help make this time a little easier. We don’t take it lightly that you trust us during this emotional and stressful event. If you have questions about your wrongful death case, don’t hesitate to contact our attorneys today.