Unexpectedly losing a loved one is devastating for a family. What you might not have realized before is that most Alabama families are not only left behind to grieve, but also to shoulder the burden of related financial damages. Although no amount of money can undo what has already occurred, successfully pursuing a wrongful death claim can help you handle any unexpected costs.
Paying for a funeral is often much more expensive than most families expect, but these enormous costs are just one of many burdens you may be facing. There could be medical bills from attempts at life-saving care or other related bills as well. You could also be dealing with the loss of certain benefits, your family's breadwinner or a significant contributor to the finances.
Dealing with these added financial burdens on top of a loss in income and your own grief quite often feels impossible. However, you are not alone in this. Whether you lost your loved one in a car wreck, pedestrian collision or another type of accident, you can pursue legal recourse against the party or parties deemed at fault.
A wrongful death lawsuit can help you achieve compensation for funeral expenses, medical bills, lost income, pain and suffering and much more. You can even pursue this type of civil claim even if the negligent person who caused the accident was never criminally charged in Alabama. If you need help finding more information on what to do after the death of a loved one, be sure to visit our website.