When you have lost a loved one after a tragic work accident, you may have a wrongful death case. Depending on the circumstances of the accident, if negligence, such as unsafe working conditions or equipment is found to be the cause of the death, these are possible legal reasons for a wrongful death claim. Losing a loved one is a tragedy that no amount of money can resolve. However, if negligence or dangerous working conditions are responsible, your legal action will help to protect other workers in the future. The company responsible for the negligence will have to pay for the damages you and your family is suffering.
Wrongful death cases are complex and the evidence in the case must be complete. Each case will include extensive proof of the negligence involved. It may be necessary to enlist the help of expert investigators and witnesses. At Shea & Shea, the legal team in wrongful death cases will be managed by our senior litigator, Michael Shea, a highly experienced trial lawyer. It is crucial to have a seasoned trail lawyer representing you in any wrongful death case.
A fatal work injury is a tragedy for the family and it may take many years to even hope to begin to recover from the loss of your loved one. There is also the financial damage that your family will suffer after losing the income of your loved one who has worked to support you. There may have been medical costs prior to the death of your family member as well as funeral costs. Your pain and suffering, loss of companionship and other damages will also be sought. You family's future may depend on the results of the case, and you can be assured that the legal team at Shea & Shea will fight for your best interests in your wrongful death case.