If you’ve lost a loved one due to someone else’s negligence and you’ve hired an attorney to represent you in court, you may be eligible to receive a pre-settlement cash advance while waiting for your wrongful death case to settle.
Wrongful death claims are often based upon death resulting from negligence, including a motor vehicle accident caused by another driver, poorly constructed structures or buildings, a dangerous roadway or defective vehicle, or medical malpractice.
What must be proven?
In order for the plaintiff to prove the defendant’s liability, they must provide evidence to prove the same burden of proof that the victim would have had to meet had the victim lived. Essentially, you need to prove that the death of your loved one caused the damages you are seeking to recover.
Who can file a wrongful death claim?
In many cases, a wrongful death claim is filed by a representative of the estate of the victim on behalf of the survivors who had a relationship with the victim. (Note: Each state has its own laws and regulations on who the survivors may be.)
Spouse, parents of minors, and minors can bring an action when it comes to wrongful death in all states. However, other people who have a relationship with the victim (parents of adult children, adult children, grown siblings, distant relatives, or romantic partners) may not be entitled to sue in all states.
Unfortunately, losing a family member can have severe consequences on your life, especially if that person was a breadwinner. Because now, apart from your emotional distress, you are also left with little to no income and you still need to pay the bills.
Although specific elements of a wrongful death case vary from state to state, family members usually recover compensation for pain and suffering prior to death (so-called “survival claim”), mental anguish, loss of companionship, funeral costs, loss of the victim’s expected income, loss of inheritance, or loss of consortium in most states.
Words can’t describe how a person feels when they lose someone they love and how that affects their life.
While struggling to prove the negligence of the person(s) who caused your loved one’s death, you still need to find ways to provide for yourself and your family and continue paying bills, rent, mortgage, and/or credit card payments.
Fortunately, we have a solution here at Certified Legal Funding: a pre-settlement cash advance that will help you stay financially stable until you receive your compensation.
Our lawsuit funding is fast and easy, and you can apply in just a few clicks on our website. Our pre-settlement funding isn’t a loan, but a type of non-recourse funding that you only pay back if you win the case!
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