How To Move Forward After Losing A Loved One In An Accident
If you have lost a beloved family member – a spouse or a child – in an accident that you think could have been prevented, I, attorney Dedrick L. Gordon, may be able to help you.
Most of us want to know the truth about what happened and what could have been done differently. As a personal injury attorney who handles wrongful death issues, I look into these events so that you, the family of the deceased, are able to get closure and relief. Please contact me at Gordon Injury Lawyers, for a free consultation, where you can get the answers you need.
What Does ‘Wrongful Death’ Mean?
A wrongful death claim is a lawsuit that is filed after a family member, usually a spouse or child, dies. In a wrongful death lawsuit, the death is shown to have been caused by someone else’s negligent or intentional act.
In a wrongful death lawsuit, I work to prove two things: liability and negligence.
- Liability means that someone was responsible for what happened.
- Negligence means that someone failed to do the right thing or take proper care.
If someone was in a car accident and killed by a drunk driver, then the drunk driver did not act responsibly when they drove drunk and caused the accident. The drunk driver is most likely liable and negligent. The same is true for a doctor who does not read a patient’s chart and, therefore, misdiagnoses the patient. A pharmacist who gives out the wrong medication because they are being careless can also be negligent and liable for the harm they cause.
Why Pursue A Wrongful Death Claim?
There are many reasons to pursue a wrongful death claim. You may want to hold someone accountable; you may want to make sure that no one else suffers the same type of loss that your family has suffered. You may also have significant debt, bills and lost income because of the loss of your family member.
In a wrongful death lawsuit, you may seek compensation for your loss of companionship, the lost wages of your loved one and the funeral expenses you had to shoulder. There may be other losses as well.
I know that nothing is this world can bring your loved one back. But that does not mean that nothing can be done. I am here to help you get the compensation that you and your family need to secure your finances and move forward with your lives.
Let’s Talk More About Your Loss And How I Can Help
As the owner of my own law firm, I am deeply committed to getting you the help, guidance and information you need. Please call me to discuss what happened. I will listen and let you know what can be done. Your conversation with me is always 100% free.
Send me an email with a little bit about what you want to know. You can also call me direct at one of my office locations in Chicago and New Orleans: 312-785-1265 (Chicago) or 504-909-0087 (New Orleans). I can meet with you over the phone, in person or virtually.