What is Wrongful Death?
When tragedy strikes unexpectedly to a loved one, the loss is felt in many ways. Loss of a companion or spouse, loss of a wage earner, the list goes on and on. The law provides a right of recovery – called a Wrongful Death Claim – if a person or entity caused the death. Examples include deaths caused by a drunk driver, a dangerous product, nursing home carelessness, and car or truck accidents. Of course, other types of tragic events also give rise to a Wrongful Death Claim.
Who Can File a Wrongful Death Lawsuit?
Typically, a wrongful death lawsuit is filed by a single family member on behalf of all family members and next of kin, such as a spouse of the person that lost their life due to the wrongful conduct of another person or entity. Typically, if the person that died had a will, the executor of the will would have the duty to file the Wrongful Death lawsuit.
What Damages Can Be Recovered?
Family members and next of kin may be entitled to recover damages for various forms of losses and injuries arising from the Wrongful Death of a loved one, including, but not limited to:
- Medical Expenses and Funeral Bills
- Grief, Sorry and Mental Anguish by the Survivors
- Pain and Suffering of the Decedent Prior to Death
- Loss of Consortium / Loss of Society
- Loss of Economic Support from the Decedent
- Lost insurance benefits
Experience to Help You.
The Wrongful Death attorneys at DeBlasio & Donnell LLC pride themselves on taking care of their clients and their loved ones. If you have lost a loved one unexpectedly, our Wrongful Death attorneys can help you determine who in your family may file a Wrongful Death lawsuit.
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