Losing a loved one is always a difficult experience, but it is even more painful when it happens as a result of someone else's negligence or wrongdoing. This is where Wrongful Death Law comes into play. Wrongful death occurs when someone is killed due to the negligence or intentional act of another person or entity. According to the National Safety Council, the number of preventable deaths increased by 5.3% in 2020, with a total of 169,936 preventable deaths recorded in the US.
In such cases, the surviving family members may be entitled to compensation for their loss. This compensation can cover medical expenses, funeral costs, lost income, and more. However, navigating the legal process can be complex and emotionally draining. That's where our team of professionals can help. We understand the sensitivity of these cases and will work tirelessly to ensure justice is served for your loved one.
At the heart of it all, our goal is to provide compassionate and personalized support to our clients while fighting for their rights. We believe that no family should have to suffer because of someone else's negligence, and we will do everything in our power to help you through this difficult time.
Definition of Wrongful Death
Wrongful death refers to a situation where someone dies due to the negligence, recklessness, or intentional act of another person or entity. This can include a range of scenarios, from medical malpractice to car accidents to workplace accidents. According to the National Safety Council, unintentional injuries are the third leading cause of death in the United States, with over 169,000 deaths in 2017 alone.
In such cases, the family members of the deceased person may be entitled to compensation for their loss, including funeral expenses, lost income, and emotional suffering. However, navigating the legal system can be complicated and overwhelming, especially during a time of grief.
That's where our team of professionals comes in. We understand the complexities of wrongful death cases and are dedicated to helping our clients receive the justice and compensation they deserve. We believe that every person deserves to be held accountable for their actions, and we will fight tirelessly to make sure that happens.
Elements of a Wrongful Death Claim
If someone you love has died due to the negligence of another party, you may have the right to file a wrongful death claim. However, it's important to understand the elements of a wrongful death claim before proceeding with legal action.
Firstly, it must be proven that the death was caused by someone else's negligence or intentional act. This can include things like medical malpractice, car accidents, or even criminal acts.
Secondly, the surviving family members must have suffered financial damages as a result of the death. This can include things like lost income, medical bills, and funeral expenses.
Finally, there must be a personal representative appointed to bring the claim on behalf of the deceased person's estate. This representative can be a family member or a court-appointed individual.
Navigating the legal process of a wrongful death claim can be overwhelming, which is why it's important to have a team of professionals on your side. We understand the complexities of these cases and will work tirelessly to ensure that you receive the compensation and justice that you deserve.