HAVE YOU LOST A LOVED ONE AND ITS SOMEONE ELSE'S FAULT?
Losing a loved one is always very difficult. Losing a loved one due to someone else's fault is even more difficult. Do not let your loved one's death by fault of another go unaddressed. Our office can help you hold the individual or entity responsible for your loved one's death accountable so that you can get the closure you deserve.
If you have suffered the loss of a loved one due to the negligence or misconduct of another, you may be entitled to compensation by filing a wrongful death lawsuit on their behalf. After the death of loved one, you and your family are left to pick up the pieces and move on from the loss of a loved one, an endeavor that often feels hopeless and lonely. Allow our office to assist you by representing you and fighting on your behalf so that you and your family can receive the compensation and closure due from your loss.
WHAT IS WRONGFUL DEATH?
A surviving member of a victim's family may sue for wrongful death when a person dies or is killed due to the negligence and/or misconduct of another. Often, wrongful death lawsuits occur after a criminal trial; however, the two are different as a wrongful death lawsuit is civil in nature and requires a standard of proof of "preponderance of the evidence" rather than "proof beyond a reasonable doubt" required in criminal cases. The law limits the parties who are allowed to bring a wrongful death lawsuit on behalf of the deceased.
Generally, wrongful death lawsuits require the following:
- Death of a human being
- Caused by the negligence of another, or with intent to cause harm
- Survival of a family member who are suffering monetary injury due to the death
- Appointment of a personal representative for the decedent's estate
Damages in a wrongful death lawsuit are generally measured in the form of financial (pecuniary) loss. This most commonly includes the loss of support, services, lost prospect of inheritance, medical expenses, and often, funeral expenses. Additionally, damages will be inclusive of interest from the date of the decedent's death.
CONTACT A WRONGFUL DEATH ATTORNEY TODAY!
Each state has deadlines as to when a wrongful death lawsuit can be filed. If you have lost a loved one due to an accident caused by the negligence or misconduct of another, contact us today and schedule a free consultation, (888) 588- 5717.