This tragic story illustrates that after a wrongful death, a family can obtain a high-value settlement that is comprised entirely of emotional damages. The medical bills can be negotiated away and the family takes the settlement for their tremendous suffering.
Of course, compensation usually comes after a long period of almost unthinkable grief and loss. In this case, the family of a fatally wounded woman fought for emotional damages and, with the help of Sally Morin Personal Injury Lawyers, won the settlement they so much deserved.
A Negligent Driver Harms an Innocent Mother
The woman was a retired mother who had been driving her car on a nice, clear day when a negligent driver suddenly pulled out from a stop sign to make a fast left turn. With no time to react, the mother slammed into the passenger side of the negligent driver’s vehicle.
The impact was instant and horrific. The mother had to be extracted from her vehicle due to her severe injuries and went to the hospital, where she remained for many months.
Over the course of her treatment, the family tried to remain optimistic about her recovery. However, doctors explained that she had severe orthopedic injuries and had suffered a serious and life-threatening head injury. She clung to life for 18 months, then finally succumbed to complications from her injuries and passed away.
Lasting Impact for a Bereaved Family
As you can imagine, this prolonged and traumatic situation had a huge impact on the woman’s family. Her son and his wife were her faithful advocates for the many painful months their mother spent in the hospital trying to survive.
After her passing, the son called Sally Morin Personal Injury Lawyers about making a wrongful death claim. He needed us to take over the legal details so he could focus on handling the remaining medical bills and grieving the enormous loss of his mother’s life.
Early in the case, it became clear that the son would be fighting an uphill battle against the insurance company. The company was trying to avoid responsibility for the mother’s death by citing past issues in her health history. What a terrible way to shrug off a claim from a bereaved family!
Sally and our team refused to accept the pushback from the insurance company. We worked hard to connect the dots between the accident and the mother’s death to ensure that the insurance company took this claim seriously.
We established a clear basis for compensation for the emotional suffering and trauma involved in such a long hospitalization. Emotional pain falls under non-economic damages. By contrast, economic damages are things like medical and car repair bills.
It took about a year of negotiations, but we continued to fight for this family. We settled the case for $450,000, which included negotiating with lien holders and Medicare to bring the balances for medical care down to zero. We didn’t want this family to be saddled with any remaining medical expenses.
The woman’s son was incredibly grateful to our team for gaining a settlement in his mother’s honor. He and his wife told us they finally felt like they could move forward after years of grief over this terrible situation.
Compassionate Legal Help After A Wrongful Death
If your family is suffering emotional trauma from wrongful death, you deserve a chance for compensation that helps lift your burden. You need California’s best wrongful death law team, Sally Morin Personal Injury Lawyers.
Our team is well-known for having an open and empathetic communication style, which is welcome during such a difficult time. We handle wrongful death cases with professionalism and compassion, so please contact us now to seek the compensation you deserve.
We Handle Your Wrongful Death Claim So You Can Focus on Your Life
After a wrongful death, contact the attorneys at Sally Morin Personal Injury Lawyers. We handle many areas of the law, including emotional damages in wrongful death cases. We believe you should be able to focus on moving forward while we handle the legal details.
We truly care about the people of California. Contact us today for a free online case evaluation.