The loss of a family member or a loved one is a tragedy that can not be adequately compensated through a financial recovery. But our legal system only allows monetary damages for such loss. There is no other way to punish the negligent party or to try to ensure the correction of the faults that caused the loss. Money can be recovered for items such as loss of income, support, love and affection, medical expenses, pain and suffering before the time of death, among others.
After the loss of a loved one, the last thing the family wants to do is think about taking legal action. But in many cases, prompt action is necessary to investigate the circumstances and to preserve evidence. Putting off obtaining legal advice can be damaging to any future claims.