When grieving families come to the law office of Schulman Blitz, LLP after losing a loved one, they want answers more than anything else. We help our clients find answers, seek justice, and achieve financial recovery after the loss of a loved one.
Schulman Blitz, LLP takes pride in representing the surviving families of those who have suffered fatal personal injuries due to another’s negligence, incompetence or recklessness. Our attorneys pursue wrongful death claims on behalf of surviving spouses and children, obtain compensation for funeral expenses, loss of future earnings, medical bills, physical pain and mental suffering from the parties responsible for the wrongful death.
Wrongful death claims can be brought against anyone who, through recklessness, carelessness, negligence or lack of skill, causes the fatality of another. Wrongful death can be the result of many types of circumstances, including drunk driving or reckless driving, medical malpractice (such as through surgical error or misdiagnosis of an illness), defective machinery or products, premises liability, or improper supervision.
Many wrongful death claims stem from cases of clients who have died in institutions, such as prisons, hospitals and nursing homes. Cases of prisoner abuse and nursing home abuse are serious problems in our institutions today. In addition to abuse, neglect and malnutrition, inadequate health care and supervision are often found to be the causes of fatalities in these types of facilities.
A medical professional must always offer the best medical care they can provide. Losing a loved one due to circumstances that seem suspicious or that may have been caused by another’s negligence is a painful experience, and one for which the law provides ample legal recourse. In addition to collecting on the potential loss of income your loved one may have earned, an experienced attorney can also pursue damages for the pain, suffering, loss of companionship and enjoyment of life that you and other survivors must endure.
There are various components of monetary damages in a wrongful death case, including loss of lifetime income, loss of financial support of dependents, loss of guidance, and any pain and suffering or mental anguish suffered by the victim prior to death. Wrongful death claims can involve a range of complicated legal processes and issues, and involving an attorney in your case as early after the death as possible is always advisable. Waiting to hire an attorney runs the risk of losing the case to technicalities, such as statutes of limitations and other critical deadlines that can influence the outcome of your case.
Retaining an attorney that you trust, with the tenacity and trial experience to see your case through to its most just conclusion is essential in a wrongful death claim. For many families facing the wrongful death of a loved one, Schulman Blitz, LLP has been the right law firm for the job.