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by Jeff Rasansky - December 6, 2012
Jeff Rasansky
Jeff Rasansky, managing partner of Rasansky Law Firm, is an aggressive Dallas personal injury lawyer with 25 years of legal experience.

A wrongful death lawyer may be able to help you if you have lost a loved one due to any one of a range of different circumstances. These attorneys provide representation for people who have been robbed of a family member by negligence on the part of an individual, a company or another entity. Here are some of the common types of claims that wrongful death attorneys end up involved in:

  • Fatal car crashes
  • Defective products
  • Defective pharmaceuticals
  • Medical negligence
  • Workplace injuries

In cases where people end up dying because someone else or some other entity was negligent, the civil courts provide a remedy in the right to seek compensation. That compensation, in wrongful death claims, is designed to provide for the survivors of the deceased individual and to lessen their hardship. You will want to make certain that you are working with an attorney who has experience in these matters. Beyond experience, you will also want to make certain that the attorney has a track record of winning these claims.

Establishing Negligence

Attorneys that handle wrongful death claims have their own resources that can help them to establish negligence on the part of an individual, a company or another entity. If you’re not sure how the other party was negligent, make certain you talk to an attorney about the matter. They do know how to handle these claims and, if negligence was involved, they will root it out.

In order for an attorney to go after somebody for you, you have to establish a number that you want to seek in compensation. You cannot sue unless you have a sum in mind. Your attorney will help you to figure out a suitable amount to seeking compensation. This amount of money will take into account lost wages, the lost contribution that the family member would’ve made to your family, the lost opportunities your family has and so forth.

If you have lost a loved one and you believe that someone was definitely to blame, you need to contact an attorney right away. Remember that, simply because somebody may be facing criminal charges over this matter doesn’t mean that they cannot be sued. If they were responsible for causing your loved one to come to harm and for taking them from you, you should speak to an attorney and figure out whether or not it would be worth your time to go through a lawsuit.

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