It is never easy to deal with the loss of a loved one. This is especially true when it occurred unexpectedly. When accidents occur, we often ask ourselves, could it have been prevented. And, when a loved one dies in an accident, we further ask, was this the fault of a negligent party. If negligence or recklessness played a role in the death of a loved one, individuals in Indiana and elsewhere often seek justice by holding that party accountable.
A wrongful death is not limited to construction mishaps or fatal car accidents. For example, a woman filed a lawsuit against a Mexican restaurant in West Lafayette in August for the death of her husband and for the injury she suffered from food poisoning.
A previous post on this blog discussed different types of accidents that commonly lead to wrongful death lawsuits getting filed by grieving Evansville, Indiana families. No matter the cause, though, the weight a grieving family must feel both emotionally and financially is tremendous. In addition to the shock of losing a loved one, the family must also immediately deal with medical bills, funeral expenses and, in many cases, the loss of someone's income which they may have relied on for support.
Nothing is more precious than life, and it is every person's responsibility to act with an awareness of the lives around them. Unfortunately, negligence and deliberate disregard lead to fatalities in the United States. According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, this number is as high as 135,928 every year. These fatal, unintentional injuries are only made more tragic by the fact that they might have been prevented.
There may be no more devastating experience than losing a loved one in an accident. Oftentimes, these accidents happen in the blink of an eye, leaving friends and family members reeling from shock in addition to immense grief and sadness.