Wrongful death can happen in many ways, each of them involving negligence on the part of one or more people. Unfortunately, car accidents are a leading cause of wrongful death here in the Columbus region of Ohio. Our lawyers know how devastating it is to lose a loved one in such an abrupt and unexpected manner.
Most people coping with the loss of a family member worry about how to lay their loved ones to rest. Funeral expenses across the nation continue to climb, making it difficult to bury a person with grace and dignity. According to one source, the average cost of a funeral is around $9,000 depending upon which services are desired. The article also identifies Ohio as one of the more expensive regions in which to hold funeral services.
Unless you have insurance covering funeral costs, you may need to find a financial source to help you pay burial expenses for someone killed in a car accident. We know that thinking about filing a wrongful death claim in the wake of your loss is distressing. However, these claims fill several important needs for the recently bereaved:
- Bringing the person responsible for your loved one’s death to justice
- Helping you pay for the funeral services your deceased loved one deserves
- Removing any financial hardships that may prevent you from moving on in the aftermath of your loss
- Calling attention to how negligence can lead to serious harm for other members of your community
Deciding to pursue a legal solution after a car accident takes an important person away from you is personal. It is a decision that only you can make. However, you can get guidance on how to approach such a decision by consulting with a law professional. You can also find additional information by browsing more of our firm’s website and blog.