Make Others Understand Impact of Fatal Construction Accident

How to Explain What Your Husband’s Construction Accident Death Really Cost You

Paul Hofmann
Specializes in personal injury, with emphasis on maritime, railroad and construction worker tort claims

The insurance adjuster may be throwing figures at you. He may be offering to pay for your husband’s medical expenses and funeral costs after his death from a Brighton Beach, Chelsea, or other New York City construction accident. He may be suggesting a figure for lost income.

But These Numbers Aren’t the Important Ones

Sure, these costs are important, but there is a receipt that you can show for the funeral expenses and bills you can provide for the medical expenses. What about what your husband’s death has really cost you and your kids? How can you let the employer, or third party who caused your husband’s death, know what it has been like for your family? How can you quantify:

  • Your husband’s absence at your child’s baseball game or recital?
  • The burden of making all of the parenting decisions on your own?
  • The friendship and companionship you are missing?
  • The absence of your husband in your bed?
  • The ache that is with you every minute of every day?

It is important for you to express the loss that goes far beyond things that can be accounted for in your bills and family financial statements. It is especially important if your husband’s death was caused by a third party. If your recovery comes from a third party, rather than from worker’s compensation, then you may be able to recover for pain and suffering.

How to Communicate Your Loss

The first step is to talk to your lawyer and to explain what your husband’s death has meant for you individually and for others in your family. Then your lawyer can explain what this means in terms of your legal recovery and can zealously advocate for your recovery of damages.

You have lost too much. Do not jeopardize your recovery by attempting to handle this complicated case on your own. Instead, please contact us today for an initial consultation. We welcome your online chat, website contact or phone call, and we extend our sincere condolences to you for your loss.