When Injured Victims Die, Their Injury Claims Can Turn into Wrongful Death Claims
Not all fatal accidents and injuries are fatal right away for victims. Sometimes, victims suffer from injuries that result in serious and life-threatening complications that can take days, weeks, or even months to worsen and put their lives at risk.
In these cases, victims and their families may already have consulted with lawyers to begin the process of filing personal injury claims. However, when victims die as a result of their injuries, their claims can and should change to wrongful death claims. The type of compensation that surviving family members can receive from wrongful death claims is different than from injury claims, and it can often result in more money.
At Skolrood Law Firm, our Roanoke wrongful death lawyers can build both injury claims and wrongful death claims. We know that both types of claims can be stressful and traumatic, but losing a loved one is devastating. If your loved one passes away while we’re in the process of building an injury claim for them and your family, we’ll handle the transition with sensitivity and care.
And because you’ll already be working with an experienced law firm, you won’t have to start all over. Instead, many aspects of your loved one’s injury claim will roll over into their wrongful death claim, including evidence showing who is at fault, compensation for medical bills, and more.
Contact us today after an injury that wasn’t your fault or if your loved one died as a result of someone else’s negligence. It’s our goal to get you the money your family is owed.