Helping Families Who Have Lost A Loved One In A Fatal Car Accident
If another driver's negligence has resulted in the death of your loved one, it is important that you seek the advice of an experienced wrongful death attorney. You and your loved ones have the right to receive full justice for the losses you have experienced, and the assistance of an attorney can help to ensure a favorable outcome.
At Hoy Trial Lawyers, we represent spouses, children and other family members in wrongful death claims. From our office in Sioux Falls, we handle fatal car accident cases throughout South Dakota. We know that there is no amount of money that could ever fill the void left by the loss of your loved one. While we can't ease your sorrow, we can help you find justice with a fair settlement.
SEEKING THE MAXIMUM SETTLEMENT FOR YOU AND YOUR FAMILY
Many of the clients we talk to are unaware of their rights under the law in wrongful death cases. We take the time to gain a complete understanding of the contributions your loved one made to your family and explain the various benefits available to compensate for them. We prepare detailed documentation explaining our settlement proposal to the insurance company. If a fair settlement cannot be negotiated, we will take the matter to trial.
Depending on the unique circumstances of your case, it may be appropriate to seek compensation for the following considerations:
- Funeral and burial expenses
- Loss of income, including future income your loved one would have earned
- Loss of future financial support
- Loss of love and companionship
- Loss of household services provided by your loved one
In addition to compensatory damages, a court may also impose punitive damages. Punitive damages follow a person's reckless behavior or grossly negligent actions that resulted in a death. These damages serve to punish the offending party and discourage others from similar behavior. We review every case for punitive damages and diligently pursue them when appropriate.
DISCUSS YOUR WRONGFUL DEATH CLAIM WITH AN ATTORNEY
If your loved one was killed in a car accident, we will be there to support you through this difficult time. While we can't ease your sorrow, we can help you find justice. Contact our office for a free consultation. You can reach us by phone at 605-334-8900 or via email to schedule a free initial consultation.