The laws governing personal injury and wrongful death can be challenging for an individual to understand, particularly if he or she is in the midst of caring for an injury or dealing with a loved one’s death. The phrases “personal injury” and “wrongful death” refer to accidents or incidents that cause injury or death. Injuries and death can occur for any reason, and the incidents causing such outcomes can range from motor vehicle crashes to cruise ship accidents. Regardless of where the injury or death occurs, victims and their families have certain rights under the law, and the lawyers at Lipcon, Margulies, Alsina & Winkleman, P.A. are prepared to assist those who have been harmed on land or at sea.
Personal Injury and Maritime Issues
Even on the high seas, accidents can happen. It is not uncommon to hear of someone being involved in a boating accident that led to an individual’s injury or death. It is important for victims to know that if they are hurt at sea, they may be entitled to recover damages from the individual or entity that caused the accident. Accident victims who sustain injuries because of someone else’s negligence or wrongdoing may seek to obtain compensation to cover lost wages, medical bills and pain and suffering, among other things.
Wrongful Death and Personal Injury Claims
Individuals who have lost loved ones in maritime settings or land-based incidents often do not know where to start with respect to obtaining just compensation on behalf of their loved ones. Families of the deceased, much like injured individuals, may also be entitled to receive certain damages that can be used to cover funeral expenses, lost wages of the deceased, loss of companionship and medical costs. A lawyer can stand by the family members of the victim and help them not only deal with the tragedy of losing a loved one, but also handle the legal aspects of their potential claims.
When an accident victim sustains injuries so severe that he or she ultimately succumbs to those injuries, the victim’s spouse and/or children can typically bring a wrongful death claim. The claim might seek to obtain compensation for loss of consortium, support and guidance, as well as net accumulations to the estate. Lipcon, Margulies, Alsina & Winkleman, P.A. attorneys have extensive experience litigating such cases.
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Dealing with an unexpected death or injury is never an easy thing, especially when the injury or death was caused by an accident that should have never occurred in the first place. The entire ordeal can be emotionally and financially draining. Still, it is important for accident victims to ensure their legal rights are protected. Initiating a personal injury or wrongful death claim can supply victims and their loved ones with a level of closure they may not otherwise achieved.
If you have been injured or lost a loved one, and you would like to learn more about your legal rights, contact a maritime lawyer at Lipcon, Margulies, Alsina & Winkleman, P.A. today for more information.