The causes of wrongful death vary greatly, but the results are always the same – devastated loved ones left behind to grieve. The unexpected loss of a loved one is the most difficult experience that any individual can be put through. In addition to the overwhelming grief and its emotional toll, a wrongful death is often accompanied by other responsibilities that result in serious financial difficulties if not timely addressed.
At Bonsignore Trial Lawyers, PLLC, I believe that families should be free to devote their time to honor the deceased and to grieving. I am attorney Robert Bonsignore, and my initial responsibility is to take as much responsibility for nonmourning-related matters as possible off the shoulders of your family. I carry out this responsibility with sensitivity and competence.
My firm’s role is to ensure that everything that needs to be done is done while you grieve. I will meet you at your home or any other location of your choosing for the purpose of having you sign a specific set of releases that will allow me to complete the required tasks.
It is my practice to then step away and ensure that everything that needs to be done is done. While you are free to contact my firm as frequently as a question arises, I will only report to you when all tasks are complete and I am ready to provide well-researched and legally sound answers and options. I also will only do so when you let me know that you are ready to move forward.
Common Causes Of Wrongful Death
Sadly, some of the most common causes of wrongful death include:
- Bad drugs prescribed by a doctor
- Bad medical devices implanted by a surgeon
- Defective products
- Plane crashes
- Motor vehicle wrecks
- Unsafe aquatic activities, including boating
- Medical malpractice
- Unsafe construction sites
- Unsafe premises
In these or other circumstances, it is especially difficult to deal with the loss of a loved one. Many families often choose to take legal action because they wish to ensure that the cause of their loved ones’ death is not repeated. Families also take legal action because it is the only way to obtaining answers, compensation and justice.
Who Is Entitled To Recover Damages
Survivors of the individual who died, including dependents and beneficiaries, are entitled to monetary damages when death was wrongfully caused. For example, the decedent’s spouse, children, or parents can bring or recover in a wrongful death action.
The amount of compensation that your family can recover for wrongful death is equal to the loss suffered by the deceased and the family members left behind. For example, your family is entitled to be reimbursed for medical bills and funeral costs. Your family is also entitled to the value of loss of income and financial support that the deceased would have generated over their full life. Under the law, family members are also entitled to compensation for the loss of companionship, society and advice, as well as for emotional distress.
Corporations or persons responsible for a wrongful death must accept responsibility for the economic and noneconomic loss they caused. Most often, they are insured. In certain circumstances where the conduct that caused the death is outrageous, punitive damages may be sought. Punitive damages are intended to serve as a disincentive to others who may consider repeating the same conduct that caused the wrongful death of your loved one. It also can serve as a punishment for the bad conduct in issue.
Contact Experienced Legal Counsel
At Bonsignore Trial Lawyers, PLLC, I believe that your family shouldn’t have to pay for the consequences of a loved one’s death that was caused by another person’s negligence or other bad conduct. I will help your family through this difficult time; reach out to me online or call 781-350-9080 .
Tips When Seeking A Wrongful Death Attorney
Before you hire a lawyer for your wrongful death case, ask:
- Have you handled a wrongful death case before?
- If my case needs to go to trial, who will try the case?
- If you take my case, who will be working on it?
- Do you have the resources to hire experts to prove my case?
The lawyer you hire to pursue your wrongful death case will have a great impact on the outcome of the case. Beware of lawyers who promise quick or big payoffs. Wrongful death cases are usually very complicated and can be very expensive and time-consuming to pursue. The lawyer you hire should be experienced in handling wrongful death cases and have the resources to pursue your case – that means the financial resources to hire experts, which are very expensive.
If you think your loved one was lost because of a careless or reckless act of another, call me at 781-350-9080 . I will meet with you to discuss your options. The consultation is free, and if I take your case, you pay no fees or expenses unless its attorneys recover money for your loss. Let my firm help you get the justice you deserve.