Wrongful Death Lawyer
Few things are harder than losing a loved one before their time. When someone else is responsible for a loved one’s wrongful death, let a lawyer fight for justice and accountability.
The loss of a cherished and beloved member of your family is something that you can never replace. And when their loss is caused by either intentional or negligent actions, it can be even harder to process.
Nothing can bring your loved one back, but taking the right action can help your family recover the compensation it deserves for this loss. Find out more from a wrongful death lawyer now.
What Is a Wrongful Death Claim?
Wrongful death is a type of civil action between private parties. Generally, the action is taken between a defendant who is being accused of contributing to someone’s demise and the family or estate of the deceased.
Wrongful death claims differ from criminal charges. In a criminal case, such as for homicide, the government represents society. These cases are focused on punishing the defendant with jail or prison time, fines, or either measures.
In wrongful death litigation, however, two private parties dispute the issue of compensation for the loss of a family member.
This is because the loss of a loved one can affect a family in many ways, both emotionally and financially.
When you feel that someone else was responsible, either directly or indirectly, for the loss of your loved one, filing a wrongful death claim could allow your family to recover cash for specific damages, such as:
- Loss of income
- Loss of emotional support and guidance
- Your loved one’s conscious pain and suffering
- Medical bills
- End-of-life expenses, including funeral, burial, and other costs
If you’re unsure about the types of compensation that could be available to you in a wrongful death case, an experienced attorney can help you.
Common Factors in Wrongful Death Cases
Anytime a loved one passes away, it’s tragic. When someone else bears responsibility, it can be agonizing.
Wrongful death cases can come from any sort of accident; intentional, unintentional, or negligent act; or other events leading to the demise of your loved one.
Some common contributing factors in these include:
- Medical malpractice
- Motor vehicle accidents
- Workplace accidents
- Defective products
- Accidents on someone else’s property
- Negligent security incidents
- Violent assault
- Police brutality
Regardless of the type of accident your loved one suffered, an attorney can help you fight for the compensation you deserve.
Who Can File a Wrongful Death Claim?
The question of who exactly can bring a wrongful death claim depends on the state.
However, in most cases, the people who file a wrongful death claim are closely related to the deceased individual, or have some other interest in their estate.
Some examples include:
- The parents or spouse of the deceased
- The deceased’s children
- Other relatives (in certain cases), such as siblings, grandparents, or others
- Estate managers
If you’re unsure about your eligibility to file a claim in your state, an attorney can review your case for free.
Find Out More from a Wrongful Death Attorney
Losing a loved one makes you feel powerless. But you don’t have to go through this process alone. Let a qualified wrongful death lawyer from Monge & Associates fight for the compensation you deserve.
Call 800-421-0174 or fill out the online form below to get started.