Wrongful death cases can arise out of many kinds of negligent conduct including cases such as vehicle, pedestrian and bicycle crashes, medical negligence, dog attacks, swimming pool drowning, burns, defective equipment, construction sites lacking proper safety equipment and many others.
When a Wrongful Death claim is started, the first thing to happen is court approval of the appointment of a “Personal Representative” to act on behalf of the Estate of the deceased person. The claim is then made for monetary “damages” to compensate the surviving family members for harms resulting from the negligence. The Wrongful Death Statute calls for payment of damages including for loss of reasonably expected net income, services, care, companionship, assistance, comfort, guidance and advice as a result of the death of the decedent. The legal term for these personal harms is “loss of consortium.”
Attorney Shute can help see you through this difficult time with compassion for your family and with determination for your case. Nothing can truly alleviate the grief that surviving family members feel but adding financial strife on top of grief is not an acceptable outcome when your family member has been wronged and died as a result.
There is a saying when someone dies that “Outsiders may feel closure but grieving families are left to cope.” Atty. Shute is here to relentlessly pursue the Wrongful Death case that will help you and your family cope with your loss.
Atty. Robert Shute is available to consult with you confidentially and without cost to you to explain your options. The consultation can be scheduled at your convenience, before, during or after normal business hours. Call Atty. Shute any time at 413-592-0999 of 413-437-7788.