Losing a loved one at any time is completely and totally devastating. Losing a spouse, child, parent, sibling or other family member as a result of an accident is especially difficult and leaves the surviving family with unimaginable grief.
Initial benefits are available to the surviving family for expenses such as funeral expenses and grief counseling. Many expenses are covered by the insurance company…expenses which a grieving family simply should not have to deal with after such a tragic loss. Our goal is to make every part of this process as easy as possible for you so that you may spend this time together and not on the phone with an insurance adjuster.
Different people in the family will grieve very differently following the loss of a family member in the early days, weeks, months and even years after an accident. It is not surprising that the surviving family will have conflicting feelings about making the decision to contact a lawyer at all. Your loved one can obviously never be replaced by any amount of money and this makes the thought of seeking any type of financial compensation for the death extremely difficult.
In addition to being entitled to no-fault benefits from your own insurance company in the event of a motor vehicle accident, if the death of a loved one was caused by the negligence of another, the surviving family members are entitled to compensation for loss of guidance, care and companionship, and for their pain and suffering, which must be compensated from the insurance company of the at-fault driver.