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Collecting a judgment in a wrongful death case

Have you lost a loved one because of another person’s actions or inaction? Did he or she pass away from injuries suffered in a slip-and-fall accident at a local store, a motor vehicle crash or a failure to diagnose by a physician? Have you thought about seeking compensation from the person responsible for your loved one’s death?

At Lamkin, Van Eman, Trimble & Dougherty, LLC, we know how devastating it can be to lose someone you love because of someone else’s recklessness, carelessness or negligence. We help the families of those who have died seek compensation for a variety of damages, including medical expenses, pain and suffering, final expenses and more. If you win a judgment in a wrongful death case, how do you collect it?

While we can help you collect the judgment, there are a couple of things you should remember. If the person responsible for the accident that caused your loved one his or her injuries does not have insurance or the financial means to pay the judgment, chances are that you will not collect it. If, however, the person responsible is tennis great Venus Williams, chances are pretty good that she has deep enough pockets to handle it.

Just a few days ago, the police determined that Williams was at fault in a car crash that resulted in the death of the other driver. With her net worth estimated at $75 million, it is very likely that there are enough assets to cover a judgment.

If your loved one has been killed and you want to file a wrongful death lawsuit, your attorney can provide more information and guidance on your legal options. We also have more information on our web pages dealing with wrongful death and fatal accidents.