If you have lost a loved one in an accident, you may be wondering if you can sue for wrongful death. The answer to that question is yes – under the right circumstances, you can file a wrongful death lawsuit against the party or parties responsible for your loved one’s death. We specialize in helping families affected by wrongful death accidents. We understand how difficult this time can be, and we are here to help you get the compensation you deserve. If someone dies or is killed as a result of someone else’s negligence or misbehavior, the survivors may claim for “wrongful death,” which seeks compensation for the survivors’ losses, including the lost salary, companionship, and burial expenses. When a person dies due to another person’s legal fault, a wrongful death lawsuit can be filed. This person could be the at-fault motorist in a car accident or a bartender who provided alcohol to an intoxicated driver, among other things.
Wrongful death statutes vary by state, but they usually outline who can claim for wrongful death and whether there are any limitations on the number of damages that can be awarded. Wrongful death statutes were initially enacted to provide financial assistance to widows and orphans. With the help of a professional Wrongful Death Law Firm, you can file a wrongful death lawsuit to recover damages for the losses you have suffered. These include, but are not limited to:
- The value of the life of the deceased person
- Funeral and burial expenses
- Loss of financial support
- Pain and suffering of the survivors