When you have a funeral home you can put your trust in, you are counting on them to be the ones in charge of the organizing. Aside from ensuring that your deceased loved one receives the utmost care and recognition that he or she deserves, your funeral home can handle all of the arrangements and give you peace of mind that your loved one is delivered to his or her last resting place with dignity. However, there are some funeral homes who try to take advantage of the family in mourning. These types of negligent funeral homes should be taking responsibility, and when they aren’t, this is where finding the right attorney comes in.
In order to show proof that the funeral home was negligent while it was supposed to take care of the corpse, you will be required to provide evidence of these elements – duty, breach, causation, and damages. Having this information will show the funeral home that you were promised a duty of care from with respect to the corpse’s overall treatment, and how it contravened that responsibility therefore causing you injury that is eligible for compensation.
Mishandling of remains, embalming errors, cremation errors, cemetery negligence, improper storage or transportation of bodies can have disastrous psychological effects on the deceased’s mourning family. Courts and juries recognize the impact such actions can have on the families in an already difficult and stressful time.
This kind of negligence, abuse, and sometimes even exploitation of the deceased is without a doubt something that requires legal action, and this is where the importance of having an experienced and skilled lawyer comes in. When you or someone you know suspect that they are experiencing negligence or abuse from funeral homes, you have all the right to go ahead and file a personal injury claim. Remember that just because your deceased loved one is no longer able to fight for his or her rights, it doesn’t mean you can’t.
Keep in mind that the negligence of funeral homes is not always necessarily being done on purpose. There are few times where it is none other than a case of negligence where no one meant for it to occur. There are also other cases where the funeral home might be trying to cut costs or putting too much focus on upping their profits, and this can lead to them exploiting their customers. It does not matter whether or not the negligence was intentional since the damage cannot be undone. The memory of your deceased loved one has already been disgraced, and whether you decide to sue the funeral home or any of their employees, someone is going to have to be held accountable.
If you want assistance with claiming the compensation that you deserve, you need to have a lawyer with the right amount of experience and knowledge in the area of law surrounding funeral home cases.
There have been several cases where funeral homes have taken advantage and victimized families that were still grieving. These cases are upsetting to witness, but a good lawyer will bring you closer to gaining the justice and respect that your deceased loved one truly deserves. If you think you have a case and you want our expert lawyers to make this process easier, book a free consultation with Law Offices of Neufeld, Kleinberg & Pinkiert, PA as soon as possible!