Figuring out how to pay for a funeral can make losing a loved one even more devastating. Fortunately, a wrongful death lawsuit may help you to cover the costs.

How can I get help to pay for my loved one’s funeral expenses?

 

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If you’ve ever helped plan or carry out someone’s funeral, you know just how expensive it is. When you pay for a funeral, you are paying for much more than just a final resting place; many other expenses are added to the total. For instance, flowers, a coffin, a headstone, a hearse, the officiant, and funeral home fees are just a few of the items you’ll need to pay for.

When Negligence Caused Death, You May Receive Help With Funeral Expenses

With all you are dealing with, money should be the last thing you have to worry about, particularly if you are coping with a traumatic death. Fortunately, you may be able to receive help paying for the funeral if your loved one’s passing was caused by negligence. The compensation you can receive from a wrongful death case can help with:

  • Funeral expenses. In addition to the fees for the funeral, you will also have to pay for the plot, which can cost thousands of dollars. If you file a wrongful death suit against the person responsible for the passing of your loved one, you can use that money to pay for the funeral costs.
  • Medical bills. If your loved one was sick prior to passing, you may have medical bills that you aren’t sure how you can pay for. You can incorporate those totals into the amount for which you are suing, and your settlement may help to pay for them.
  • Loss of income. When your loved one died, you may have lost a paycheck coming into your home. You can sue the person who is responsible for the death for loss of future income, which can help you with living expenses.

We Can Answer Your Questions

Even if you’re not sure you have a case, you owe it to yourself to speak with an attorney about your situation and find out for sure. The Andrew Kim Law Firm has helped people just like you in the Seattle area fight for their rights and get the compensation they deserved.