When A Tragic Event Takes The Life Of A Loved One
There is nothing as difficult as the loss of a loved one in a preventable accident. You may contemplate what could have been done, but nothing can undo what has happened. At Elias & Gonzalez, LLC, we offer our sincere sympathy for your loss. We want to provide you with guidance and support, so you can take the steps needed to prevent this tragedy from taking another life. We also want you to be able to provide for yourself and your family after such a loss. One possible path is a wrongful death lawsuit.
What Is A Wrongful Death Lawsuit?
After the loss of a loved one in an event that was caused by someone else, you may be able to pursue a wrongful death lawsuit. This type of legal action allows surviving family members to seek monetary compensation for the losses they have suffered as a result of the death.
This type of lawsuit is different than a criminal charge. It is a civil lawsuit. Civil means that it is one person suing another, or one party suing a business or insurance company. A person or family that files a wrongful death lawsuit is seeking economic damages, also called monetary compensation. Someone can be charged criminally and also be named in a civil lawsuit.
When Does A Person File A Wrongful Death Lawsuit?
Any time someone dies because another person, business or company acted recklessly or carelessly, a wrongful death suit is possible. As a firm that focuses on personal injury, we can pursue a wrongful death claim after someone dies in a:
- Car, Truck or Motorcycle Accident
- Pedestrian or Bicycle Collision with a Vehicle
- Slip-and-Fall or Trip-and-Fall incident
- Construction Site Accidents
- Uber accidents, Lyft accidents or another rideshare event
- Animal bite or attack
It can be overwhelming to think about a lawsuit right after the loss of someone close. We understand. However, there are statutes of limitations to consider, so it is in your best interest to at least connect with an attorney who handles personal injury cases as soon as possible. Your attorney will take on the burden of gathering evidence and building a case on your behalf.
We Are Here For You After A Tragic Loss
Nothing can turn back time, but we offer hope for you to move forward. After the loss of a loved one, we want you to have the information and legal support you need to ensure your family is economically stable. You can reach us at 732-832-3226 or by using our online form. We help people injured in rideshare accidents throughout Middlesex County and across Central New Jersey. Hablamos español.