NEW LAW ALLOWS FAMILY TO RECOVER PAIN COMPENSATION AFTER FATAL INJURY
Our lawyers handle many death cases. These are actually called “wrongful death” cases. When someone is killed in an accident, their surviving family has the right to compensation.
The compensation for wrongful death has always been limited. Most importantly, there is no claim for what the deceased person has lost. Particularly if it was a young person killed, they are deprived of living the rest of their life. What would they have accomplished? Would they have gotten married and had children? Their opportunity to live their life is taken away from them. Unfortunately, there is no compensation for that.
Until recently, compensation was limited to what the surviving family lost. For example, a parent of young children would have provided financial support for the children. Of course, the surviving spouse also loses the financial support. There is also emotional support. In most families, the family members are going through life together. They are there to support each other in hard times and share the joy of good times. That is something lost when a family member is killed in a fatal accident. It is therefore an important part of a wrongful death claim that our lawyers pursue.
COMPENSATION FOR PAIN BEFORE DEATH – LAWYERS MN
Until the recent law change, there was no compensation for the victim’s pain before their death. Not only that, but if a person injured in an accident died for unrelated reasons, there was mostly no claim at all. Fortunately, the Minnesota Legislature made some changes to that law this year. Now, if a injured person dies, their surviving family’s claim includes the person’s pain suffered prior to their death.
If you have lost a family member in a fatal accident, call us for a free consultation. Our experienced injury lawyers will answer your questions and explain your rights. The initial consultation is free. Further, we will never charge anything unless you receive compensation for your loss. Our attorneys handle cases throughout Minnesota.