Wrongful Death Claims in Montana
Every family responds to the loss of a loved one in its own way. In some families, members can have widely differing responses. Many people also find that their feelings and perspectives about the death change as they go through their own adjustment process.
At Edwards & Culver, we think it's important to let families move through the stages of a hard transition at their own pace and in their own ways, but at the same time, let our law firm take on all the stress so you and your family can focus on recovering.
Types of Wrongful Death Claims
A wrongful death suit might arise out of a number of circumstances. Our job is to protect your legal interests and the value of your claims while your family concentrates on taking care of each other. Because there are several different types of wrongful death claims, it is important for you to contact an attorney who is experienced in handling these types of cases.
At Edwards & Culver, our legal team has handled all types of wrongful death litigation, including:
As well as representing clients throughout Montana in wrongful death litigation, our lawyers also pursue claims on behalf of families in other states who lost their loved one in a Montana accident.
What Types of Damages Can Be Recovered?
Navigating life after the wrongful death of a loved one can be challenging. One does not often know what to do or where to start. It is likely that they are bombarded with many emotions as they see the bills piling up. A wrongful death suit allows surviving loved ones to hold negligent parties accountable and recover compensation for their damages.
Common wrongful death damages include:
- Loss of income
- Loss of parental guidance
- Loss of companionship
- Funeral expenses
- Medical bills and other similar losses
Additionally, a loved one could seek punitive damages. This occurs when serious or malicious wrongdoings caused the death of the decedent. These damages are used to further punish the liable party.
It is difficult to accept that a loved one was lost in a fatal accident, and it is clear that no amount of money will bring them back; however, it is important to understand that surviving loved ones have rights. A wrongful death suit is a real opportunity to not only hold a negligent party accountable but also offset the financial losses caused by the loss of a loved one.