My son died in a bicycle accident with a car, and the lawyers for the insurance company for the other side said we won’t get very much in damages because our son didn’t earn a living. Is this true?
When a family loses any member of the family due to someone else’s negligence, a family doesn’t just have a personal injury claim but a wrongful death claim. Wrongful death damages may be sought when there is a bike-car accident fatality caused by a reckless or careless driver — no matter the victim’s age. And parents of a minor children have a right to bring a wrongful death lawsuit against the negligent party.
Although you might not be able to collect for future lost wages since your son wasn’t a wage earner at the time of his death, you can collect for medical costs that resulted from the accident, pain and suffering your son endured, funeral and burial expenses, loss of love, and other damages. It is important to note that the other side will always try to settle a case for less money, even when a death is involved.
This is why it is wise to get an experienced wrongful death attorney in your corner to negotiate your settlement to the fullest. To learn more about your rights in a wrongful death lawsuit, contact the Law Offices of David Benenfeld at 866-9 HELP NOW or 866-943-5766 for a free consultation today.