The funeral is over. The mourners have left. Your grief, however, is still very real and constant.
As you struggle to move on with life, you may find yourself overwhelmed with the daily tasks, especially when it comes to your family's finances. Bills from the hospital and funeral home are piling up on the counter.
It can be difficult to overcome that overwhelming sense of despair after losing a loved one. It may be even harder if your family's financial future looks particularly bleak due to unexpected medical bills or the loss of wages due to your loved one's death.
Don't despair – You may be able to get relief through a Missouri wrongful death claim. Typically, the spouse, child or parents of the family member who died submits the claim, which may help your family pay for such unexpected expenses as:
- Ambulance transportation
- Stay in the intensive care unit
- Medications to ease your loved one's pain
- Compensation for any lost wages if the family member who died was a breadwinner
- Compensation for the pain and suffering your loved one endured
- Funeral expenses
- Burial expenses
- Any grief counseling needed
Of course, when you're still reeling from the death of a loved one, the last thing you want to do is share the details of your pain with a lawyer. We understand that sentiment, but we also know that sharing your story might help you begin the healing process.
Pursuing a wrongful death claim in Missouri or Illinois may also provide your family some needed financial relief so that you can focus on processing your grief. For a free consultation and your complimentary copy of How to Pick a Lawyer, contact the experienced Missouri wrongful death attorneys of Alvin Wolff Jr. and Associates at 877-241-1020.