On April 19th, Alexa Bartell was the victim of a grave tragedy. Shewas struck and killed by a rock that was thrown through hercarwindshieldwhile she was driving.Now,three men arebeing charged withfirst-degreemurderwith extreme indifference. Along with our deepest regrets on what her family must be going through, we have outlined what could happen nextfor her family.
Her family, while suffering through this life-changing event, have the option to file a wrongful death claim. In addition to the criminal trial, for which the three men stand accused, the wrongful death claim could provide funds for therapy or to cover her memorial costs.While nothing can be done to bring Alexa back, the suit could offer some small comfort to her family.No amount of money can make right this loss, but it can help ensure that her family does not suffer further.
In a wrongful death suit, it is critical to demonstrate that the loss has led to some sort of damagein the form of financial hardship. This is where the work of an experienced legal team can make all the difference.Providing evidence of wrongdoing of the defendants and how this has ultimately caused damage to the family is of the utmost importance.All while gathering evidence, her lawyers will be negotiating to secure a settlement in advance of the trial.
Lastly, it is critical to understand the limits of what can be filed and when. An experienced legal team will be well versed in the statute of limitations and can provide that insight to their clients. The sooner this information can be shared with the surviving familythe better for all parties involved.
While it is impossible to know what the Bartell’s are going through, as a loss this sudden is not something any familycould prepare for, it is important to know that their healing process may take more than simply seeing the guilty party behind bars.
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At the Frickey Law Firm, our team of experienced lawyers can provide you and your f amily with peace of mind throughout your case. We provide compassionate legal representation and guidance and understand how difficult this process can be . We work hard to make the process as stress - free as possible, contact us today for a free consultatio n at 303 - 997 - 0211 to get the representation your family needs during this time.