For most, nothing is more painful than the loss of a loved one. The loss of a loved one due to the negligence of another person, company, or entity can be that much more painful and traumatic. Wrongful death lawsuits are brought by the deceased’s surviving family members to recover the value of their loved one’s lost life.
Who Files the Lawsuit?
The lawsuit must be filed by the personal representative (executor/executrix) of the decedent’s estate. For more information, contact one of our experienced wrongful death attorneys. More on this website
What Am I Suing For?
The personal representative is suing the person, company, or entity for the value of the decedent’s life. The damages associated with such an action may include personal injury, pain and suffering, and expenses such as hospitalization and burial expenses. The damages that are recovered must be distributed according to the decedent’s will. For more information, contact one of our experienced personal injury lawyers.
How Do I Prove My Case?
You should consider hiring a skilled attorney to assist you in preparing your lawsuit. In addition to proving your loved one’s death, you must be able to prove that the death was caused by the negligence of another; and that person’s negligence caused the monetary injury to the plaintiff. In many cases, the value must be established by an expert. For more information, contact one of our skilled wrongful death lawyers.
Will Be Able To Recover Punitive Damages?
Punitive damages are awarded in circumstances where the defendant’s negligence merits “punishment” or if the death was caused by some type of defect. You should consult with an experienced wrongful death attorney to determine whether or not you are entitled to punitive damages.
How Long Do I have to File By Lawsuit After My Loved One’s Death?
In general you have two years to the day in which your loved one dies in order to file a lawsuit. For more information, contact one of our experienced personal injury lawyers.
What Can I Expect?
A medical malpractice case requires a substantial investment of time and money by you and your medical malpractice attorneys. These cases can be time consuming and may take months or even years in which to proceed. For more information, contact one of our professional personal injury lawyers.
What Damages Will I Be Able to Recover?
In a wrongful death action you will be able to recover medical expenses, lost wages, loss of companionship and services (consortium) for your family member, funeral expenses, and loss of earning capacity. For more information, contact one of our wrongful death attorneys.