A death in the family can be difficult to deal with under any circumstances. Grief, of course, is the primary emotion everyone experiences. Then, however, more practical and even frightening concerns emerge. How will the survivors pay for the funeral? What will the family do now that the head of household’s income is gone? Sometimes, when the death of a loved one is caused by the negligence of another person, the grief and anxiety are combined with other, more complicated emotions. As you and your family suffer because someone else was negligent, it isn’t difficult to wonder if you have any recourse.
In some cases you do. Attorneys like the Law Office of Reuven J. Epstein are experienced in dealing with wrongful death suits. These types of attorneys can review the circumstances of your loved one’s passing, evaluate any criminal charges that have already been applied and advise you about any financial relief you might be entitled to.
While no amount of money can replace your loved one, the right amount of money can take away some of the worry that comes with losing your loved one’s income now and in the future. For example, if a father of young children is tragically killed due to the wrongdoing of another person, it isn’t just his paycheck this week, or even his salary for the year that is lost. His potential to provide for his children for years to come, including their college educations, has been immediately and irrevocably ended. The devastation of losing a loved one can, as in this case, have effects that reverberate for decades.
In cases such as these, seeking the guidance of a law firm like the Law Office of Reuven J. Epstein can secure a family’s future. Although it is difficult to think about engaging in a complex and perhaps even emotionally painful lawsuit in a time of grief, it is also necessary to be practical about the implications of the loss of a loved one. Seeking the guidance of a qualified and experienced attorney can actually bring some feeling of relief, as it is a way to do something about a situation that seems out of your control.