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Wrongful Death

Posted on Monday, May 2nd, 2011

Any death carries significant emotional and financial consequences. If the death was the result of negligence on the part of an individual or a corporation, the issues involved are even more complex. Our attorneys have the experience and compassion to provide clients with support and sound legal counsel. Coker, Schickel, Sorenson, Posgay & Iracki attorneys have the knowledge and skills to effectively pursue and prove a wrongful death claim. We have helped numerous clients to receive the compensation required to meet their needs and move forward with their lives.

Although it is very difficult, if you have lost a loved one, you should address legal issues as early as possible. If you are a relative of the deceased, you may have a wrongful death claim. Once one of our attorneys has the facts in your situation, they will explain what damages can be claimed. These may include compensation for pain and suffering associated with grief and sorrow, medical bills and funeral expenses, loss of support from future earnings, loss of benefits such as pensions and insurance coverage, loss of a future inheritance and loss of companionship.

Common wrongful death claims include:

  • Loss of son or daughter
  • Loss of husband or wife
  • Loss of father or mother

No sum of money can bring back the loved one and sometimes the family has feelings of guilt, perhaps because they feel like they are putting a price on a person’s life. Unfortunately, a monetary award is the only way civil law can recognize the value of the victim’s life, compensate for the death and subsequent losses, and penalize the party or parties at fault.

Defining Negligence And Its Consequences

Negligence is essentially the failure to act with the care expected of a reasonable person. When the operation of a motor vehicle is involved, this definition encompasses a wide array of situations, from a person distracted by a cell phone, to speeding and reckless driving, or even to driving under the influence.

Coker, Schickel, Sorenson, Posgay & Iracki attorneys know that when a serious auto accident occurs, there is more than just loss of wages and medical costs to cover. Mental stress and anguish are often equally incapacitating and deserve compensation. We understand that we are not just representing the immediate needs of accident victims, but also the long-term needs of their family and loved ones.

Our firm has decades of experience in dealing with insurance companies and working through the mountains of paperwork often required in pursuing and proving an insurance claim. We are experienced in working with, aggressively settling claims and winning in the courtroom against all the insurance companies throughout the United States.

If you would like an attorney to review your case, please contact us here or call our office at 904-356-6071 to arrange a free confidential consultation.