Wrongful Death

When there’s a death in the family, legal action may be the last thing on your mind. After all, you need time to deal with funeral arrangements and financial questions, time to arrange your living situation and grieve with your loved ones. However, seeking financial compensation for the accident that took your loved one from you should also be on that agenda — in many locations, time to file a wrongful death lawsuit is limited. We can help.

Here’s what you need to know about wrongful death lawsuits:

  • A wrongful death lawsuit can accompany a criminal complaint or stand alone.
  • The primary purpose of a civil wrongful death lawsuit is to gain financial compensation for the loss of consort with the decedent and collect compensation for the wages they would have earned had they lived
  • The plaintiffs in a wrongful death lawsuit must prove that the defendant/s caused the death either directly or indirectly and that they have suffered damages due to the death in question
  • Factors considered by the jury or judge in a wrongful death lawsuit can range from the circumstances of the accident to the number and age of heirs, the decedent’s physical and financial history, and the decedent’s ability to earn wages at the time of death.

Given the stress that can surround a death and the complexity of wrongful death lawsuits, it’s not worth it to “go it alone” in court. You need someone to support you in your most vulnerable time, someone who draws upon years of legal expertise and has the resources it takes to mount a realistic legal challenge to the person or persons who caused or contributed to your loved one’s death. You need a wrongful death attorney who knows what it takes, call today for a free case consultation, it’s the first step towards gaining justice for your loved one and compensation for your loss.

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