The death of a family member or loved one is always a tragic loss. When your loved one or family member has been killed due to the negligence or medical malpractice of someone else, you may have several questions, including the following:
- What should I do after the suspicious death of a loved one?
- Where can I get help if someone else is at fault?
- How will my family survive financially with this loss of income?
- Who will help my family and me get through this?
The attorneys at Jarvis, McArthur & Williams understand that this time can be painful. We know that right now you and your family need support, as well as someone you can trust to answer your many questions. Jarvis, McArthur & Williams is prepared to help you find answers to your questions and give you peace of mind if we represent you and your family in a wrongful death case.
When filing a wrongful death case, we will investigate the case for you and determine how the accident happened, why it occurred, and who is to blame. Our wrongful death lawyers help families obtain all compensation available under federal and Vermont state law.
Those benefits may include monetary compensation for the loss of the income your loved one would have earned had he or she survived; the loss of companionship, society and comfort; and other monetary losses from that death. In some instances, an award of money designed to punish the responsible party (known as “punitive damages”) may apply.
Although no amount of money can compensate for the loss of a loved one, a monetary award can help families survive financially after their tragic loss. Sometimes, this is the only way the law can penalize the party or parties at fault.
Unfortunately, in the state of Vermont, there is a limited period of time a wrongful death case can be submitted. If you have lost a family member or loved one due to the negligence of someone else, the attorneys at Jarvis, McArthur & Williams is prepared to help you. We have years of experience and skill in helping people deal with the death of a loved one. We can help you.
Call Jarvis, McArthur & Williams at (802) 658-9411and let us help you obtain all of the remedies available to you because of the wrongful death of your loved one.