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A wrongful death claim is a civil action brought to recover damages when someone causes the death of another. If you have lost a family member due to the wrongful action (or failure to act) on the part of someone else, contact us to discuss your case. We understand that monetary compensation cannot begin to make up for your loss. Our purpose is to alleviate the financial stress that often occurs when there is a death in the family.
Since the person killed (decedent) cannot file suit or collect damages, it is the family or representatives of the estate that do so. The intent is to compensate family members who have suffered monetarily and emotionally from the death. Damages can be assessed for lost wages and benefits, loss of companionship and for emotional pain and suffering caused by the trauma.
Before a family can receive damages for the loss of their loved one, a claim must be made and the case proven. Every state has slightly different laws regarding the issue of who can make a wrongful death claim. Generally, the immediate family members have a right to file the case. This includes spouses, children, and parents if the victim was not married.
We understand that because of your grief you may not want to deal with legal business and lawyers. You have to remember that, as in all personal injury cases, it is important to begin investigating a wrongful death claim as soon as possible so that all evidence is preserved. Selecting the right attorney is an important step in protecting the legal rights of yourself and your loved ones. We are experienced, aggressive and dedicated to working to get fair compensation for your loss.