When the sudden or unexpected death of a loved one rocks the lives of Montana residents, they usually have more questions than answers. How could this have happened? Who is at fault? How will I make up for my deceased loved one’s lost income? Who will pay the medical and funeral expenses? These questions, among many others, may be swirling in your mind if you have lost a loved one due to another party’s negligence or recklessness. If so, you may need to consider yet another question: Is a wrongful death lawsuit an option in your situation?
Wrongful death lawsuits are filed in civil court as an attempt to recover financial compensation from the person or entity who was responsible for your loved one’s death. These types of lawsuits can arise from any number of different situations, such as workplace accidents, car accidents or even instances of medical malpractice, among many others.
If you believe someone else is at fault for the death of your loved one, it may be a good idea to consider whether or not you and any other surviving family members are in a position to pursue a wrongful death lawsuit. Such a lawsuit, if successful, could relieve some of the financial pressure you are likely to feel in the aftermath of your loved one’s death.
Weighing your options
At our law firm, we do our best to help Montana residents weigh their options when they are considering a wrongful death lawsuit. For more information, please visit the wrongful death overview section of our law firm’s website.