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Dennis Lansdowne | Mar 5, 2014

Can I Sue if My Spouse Dies in an Accident?

Categories: Wrongful Death

Accidents happen every day. From car accidents to slip and falls to workplace accidents, these incident happen every day and someone will love can be injured.

Even more tragic is when the injury results in someone dying. For friends and family who suffer with the death of someone, there may be a lot of unanswered questions and anger.

Questions like who is at fault for their death? And how can that person be held responsible for the loss you now have to suffer? Within our society, you are able to recover from the loss of a loved one killed in an accident by seeking compensation from the party who caused their injury. One person (usually a spouse) will be responsible for bringing a case forward.

You and your family are able to recover both economic losses (such as a loss of income) and also non-economic losses (such as loss of companionship or pain and suffering). You may also recover from loss of benefits, medical coverage and even punitive damages to punish the person who caused such harm. The party responsible needs to make you and your family whole again and the only way to do this is to reward you compensation.

To learn more about personal injury law, I encourage you to watch the video above and to explore our educational website at