Wrongful Death Claims
Wrongful Death Attorneys
Beattie Law Firm realizes that fatal accidents can occur anytime and anywhere. Car accidents, drunk driving accidents, explosions, medical malpractice and death due to a defective product are a few of the many causes of wrongful death. Each of these instances has one thing in common: loved ones worry about providing a proper memorial and where they can turn to for help moving forward.
By sharing your story with our firm, we can begin helping you get compensation for:
- Lost wages and future earnings
- Funeral and burial expenses
- Loss of services and loss of companionship
- Loss of consortium of a spouse
- Pain and suffering
- Other damages necessary for your specific situation
While we understand that no amount of money will replace your family member, we firmly believe that you should not be responsible for the costs associated with their death. You also need money as you continue in life, whether that be for counseling, caring for your children, or any other needs that arise. We will work hard on your behalf to see that you are taken care of both now and in the future.
Loss of Spousal Consortium & Services
When a spouse dies, the widow or widower may not be able to think about the future. Rather, that may be the furthest thing from his or her mind, as loving memories take over.
Iowa law recognizes that the loss of a loved one deserves compensation when that loss is caused by the fault of another. An element of damage that Iowa has developed is called “loss of spousal consortium.”
Spousal consortium refers to the fellowship of a husband and wife and the right of each to the benefits of company, cooperation, affection, the aid of the other in every marital relationship, general usefulness, industry, and attention within the home and family.
Beattie Law Firm has experience in reviewing and submitting loss of spousal consortium claims to injury companies and juries. Attorneys representing insurance companies will try to convince the court that the relationship between husband and wife has no value. We strongly disagree and continue to advocate for the rights of the family after a tragedy.
Loss of Parental Consortium & Services
When a parent dies, the children may not be in the right frame of mind to be thinking about the future. In fact, that may be the furthest thing from their mind, as memories of the past flood their daily thoughts.
Iowa law recognizes that the loss of a loved one deserves compensation when that loss is caused by the fault of another. An element of damage that Iowa has developed is called “loss of parental consortium.”
Parental consortium is the relationship between parent and child and the right of the child to the benefits of companionship, comfort, guidance, affection, and aid of the parent in every parental relationship, general usefulness, industry, and attention within the family. In Iowa, a child is not entitled to damages for loss of parental consortium unless the parent’s death has caused a significant disruption or diminution of the parent-child relationship.
We at Beattie Law Firm have experience in analyzing and submitting loss of parental consortium claims to injury companies and juries. The insurance company attorneys will try to convince a jury that the relationship between parent and child has no value. We strongly disagree. We advocate for the rights of the family after such an event.