What is a Wrongful Death Claim?
The death of a loved one is always a tragic and difficult event to deal with. If you believe that your loved one’s death was caused by the negligence or intentional actions of another person or entity, you may be able to file a wrongful death claim. This type of claim can be filed in civil court and, if successful, can result in significant financial compensation for the victim’s family.
Wrongful death claims are complex legal matters, and it is important to have an experienced attorney on your side who can help you navigate the process and fight for the compensation you deserve. Our attorneys at Lawfty Law have extensive experience handling wrongful death claims and we would be honored to help you in this difficult time.
What Is a Wrongful Death Claim?
A wrongful death claim is a civil lawsuit that is filed by the surviving family members of someone who has died due to the negligent or intentional actions of another person or entity. In order to succeed in a wrongful death claim, the plaintiff must be able to prove that the defendant’s actions (or lack of action) directly led to the victim’s death.
Who Can File a Wrongful Death Claim?
In most states, only certain family members are eligible to file a wrongful death claim. Typically, this includes the victim’s spouse, children, or parents. In some cases, however, other family members may also be eligible to file a claim, such as siblings or grandparents.
What Type of Compensation Can Be Recovered in a Wrongful Death Claim?
If a wrongful death claim is successful, the plaintiff may be able to recover several types of damages, including:
- Medical expenses related to the victim’s final illness or injury
- Funeral and burial expenses
- Lost wages and benefits
- Loss of companionship or consortium
- Pain and suffering
- Mental anguish
- Punitive damages (in some cases)
If your loved one has died due to the negligence or intentional actions of another person or entity, you may be able to file a wrongful death claim in order to recover compensation for your losses. This type of claim can be complex and difficult to navigate without an experienced attorney by your side. Our attorneys have extensive experience handling wrongful death claims and we would be honored to help you during this difficult time. Contact us today for a free consultation.