If an individual’s death was caused by the negligence or wrongdoing of another party then the incident is considered wrongful death. Legal action may be instituted against that party. Heirs of the deceased may file a wrongful death action in civil court. Through a wrongful death lawsuit, family members may be eligible to seek compensation for loss of love, support, comfort, society, companionship, income and more.
If you have lost a loved one as a result of someone else’s negligence or wrongful action, you do not have to suffer alone. The caring attorneys at our office have advocated on behalf of our clients a wide range of wrongful death claims. From medical malpractice to motor vehicle accidents, our attorneys can help you get the compensation to which you are entitled. Please contact us today for a FREE case evaluation.
Wrongful Death Lawsuits
Essentially, a wrongful death constitutes any death that was directly caused by the careless or negligent action or inaction of another person, company or entity, etc. Numerous wrongful death claims are filed every year in the U.S. Some of the more common stem from:
- Medical Malpractice.
- Nursing Home Abuse.
- Defective Products.
- Premises Liability (dangerous property conditions).
- Dangerous Drugs.
- Motor vehicle accidents.
The laws that enable family members, beneficiaries and dependents of a wrongful death victim to bring a lawsuit vary from state to state. Some states allow only the children or spouse of the deceased to file a suit while others allow siblings and grandparents to bring a claim. A knowledgeable personal injury attorney can inform you of the laws in your state.
Recover Your Damages
If you have suffered the death of a loved one because of another party’s negligence it is vital to consult with a skilled and trusted personal injury attorney who can help you seek compensation for your loss. Economic and non-economic damages that may be recovered include: pain and anguish, burial expenses, medical costs, past and future earning capacity of the deceased, loss of companionship, affection, guidance and more.
Please contact us today to learn more about your legal rights and options. We will examine your case and help to determine the best course of action.