Families of first responders and other individuals who have died from COVID-19 due to an underlying health condition from the 9/11 terrorist attacks may now file a wrongful death claim. The Victim Compensation Act allows for families to be compensated on behalf of their loved ones who died due to the aftereffects of 9/11 and COVID-19. Those who qualify will be compensated if the health condition that links to the 9/11 attacks is either the immediate cause of death, an underlying case, or a significant condition that resulted in death. If your loved one falls under any of these categories, wrongful death compensation will be awarded from a new fund provision. This new provision is a huge relief to the 9/11 community and will help the families of those who were unable to fight off COVID-19 due to underlying 9/11 diseases or cancers. Those who are approved for a wrongful death claim under the Victim Compensation Act will be awarded $250,000.
Losing a family member through no fault of their own is traumatic and hard to understand. These type of deaths are unfair and can cause the family of the deceased to suffer greatly. Filing a wrongful death claim after a loved one has passed is the best way to ensure that your rights are being protected. If your loved one has passed due to the aftereffects of 9/11, contact a wrongful death lawyer for help with filing your case.
The Los Angeles wrongful death lawyers at Abir Cohen Treyzon Salo, LLP will help protect your rights to maximum compensation. Losing someone is difficult; let us handle the legal work. Our dedicated team will work with you step-by-step to help navigate your specific case. We are very knowledgeable on the Victim Compensation Act and understand the rights you have with this new provision of funds. Contact us online today or call our legal team at (833) ACTS-LAWopens phone dialer for a free consultation. We serve clients throughout the California area with offices located in Los Angeles and San Deigo.