If you have a pending wrongful death claim and need immediate financial assistance, pre-settlement funding can help.
Dealing with the unexpected loss of a loved one is never easy. The grief can be overwhelming and have a lasting impact on the surviving family in many different ways. It is especially difficult and troubling when the death was avoidable.
Wrongful death happens when someone is killed because of the negligence of another person or entity. Every state provides for legal action in these situations, known as a wrongful death lawsuit, which can be brought against the at-fault party. Wrongful death claims arise from a wide range of negligent acts, including:
These claims, which are separate from any criminal charges, are brought by the representative of the decedent on behalf of the eligible survivors. In all states, spouses, children, and parents of unmarried children may act as representatives to sue the negligent individual. Damages in wrongful death claims can include medical expenses, funeral expenses, loss of income, lost household or other services and lost prospect of inheritance.
Financial strain in these situations can add to the stress as many struggle to keep up with bills and make ends meet as they continue to grieve. If you have a pending wrongful death claim and need immediate financial assistance, pre-settlement funding can help.