What Compensation is Available to Grieving Families after Wrongful Deaths?

by Staff Blogger | July 30th, 2020

The idea of calling a lawyer and going through the process of filing a compensation claim after the death of a loved one can seem out of the question for many people. But as time goes on, it often becomes clear that there’s a significant financial impact of their loss in addition to the emotional impact. When a primary income-earner dies, their loved ones may struggle to pay their everyday living expenses, and that’s when a wrongful death claim can help.

At Skolrood Law Firm, our Roanoke wrongful death lawyers help families like yours recover compensation for:

  • Medical bills—If your loved one needed medical treatment before passing away, you may have already spent tens of thousands of dollars and be on the hook for even more bills. A wrongful death claim can help you get money to cover those expenses.
  • Lost wages—Whether the deceased was the primary income-earner in your household or simply contributed to your household income, losing their paychecks can be a major financial hit. We can help you get a settlement to replace the money you’ve lost.
  • Pain and suffering—Your family will never be the same after your loss. Losing companionship and a strong familial bond can be difficult for everyone involved, and it can affect life for years to come. We believe this loss should be acknowledged and well compensated.

You wouldn’t pay out of pocket for injuries after an accident that wasn’t your fault, and you shouldn’t have to do so after a death that was caused by someone else’s negligence. Contact us today for a free consultation and to see how we can help you.