Wrongful Death Attorney

When a family member passes away, it can often be difficult to deal with the overwhelming grief. However, when your family member's death was caused by the negligent or wrongful acts of another, the heartache can be that much worse.

At Overby Law Office, P.C., we understand that losing a loved one is tragic, which is why we are committed to helping you seek both closure and financial compensation when a family member is taken too soon. Even though no amount of damages can ever make up for the loss of a loved one, ensuring the at-fault parties are held accountable through a wrongful death suit can provide some comfort, support and help with seeking closure for the loss.

Damages For Wrongful Death

Essentially, a wrongful death is when a family member is killed as a result of the negligent acts or wrongful conduct perpetrated by another individual. This can include circumstances in which a loved one is killed in a car crash ― or even a trucking accident ― caused by a negligent driver.

There are many factors that may come into play when assessing damages in a wrongful death suit, including:

  • The estimated future income of the victim had he or she lived
  • The loss of companionship or consortium
  • The extent to which the surviving family members were dependent on the victim

Wrongful death cases can be particularly unique when it comes to measuring damages. For instance, if the victim did not earn a lot of money ― such as a child or an elderly family member ― you may need the legal guidance of a creative attorney who can help ensure the court is presented with all other relevant evidence to prove the full extent of the losses.

Effective And Trustworthy Legal Advice

If you have lost a loved one at the hands of a negligent individual, contact Overby Law Office, P.C., today to speak to a knowledgeable lawyer. While our office is located in Bozeman, Montana, we help clients throughout Gallatin County and the State of Montana. We also have an office in Columbus, Georgia, which is right next to Phenix City, Alabama. You can reach out to us online or call us at 800-689-1233. In most cases, we offer FREE initial consultations.