Wrongful Death Claims Honor Your Loved One’s Memory
For many of my clients, filing a wrongful death lawsuit is about much more than getting a payment. It’s about taking the opportunity to hold the right people accountable. For instance, if a semi-truck driver falls asleep at the wheel and crashes into your friend’s car, is it not your instinct to find out exactly why he fell asleep and to do everything you can to make sure it never happens again?
Filing a wrongful death claim does exactly that. It’s a way of legally declaring that the mistake that was made is not okay and that you are not going to let the responsible party get away with it.
Wrongful Death Claims Protect Others
Your instinct right now might be to put this incident behind you as quickly as possible. However, if you don’t speak up for your loss now, you could be losing an opportunity to protect others from going through the same thing.
Consider the semi-truck example. Let’s say that you decide to file a wrongful death claim against the semi-truck driver who crashed into your friend. After some digging, it is discovered that the driver was so worried about meeting his deadline that he drove without getting enough sleep. Upon further investigation, it is discovered that the company he works for constantly sets unreasonable deadlines, which has resulted in similar accidents throughout the state. The court then orders that the trucking company change its deadline policies and enforce safer driving guidelines. Suddenly, your decision to speak up for your loved one has potentially saved families across the entire state.