Learn More About Wrongful Death
Wrongful death generally means a lawsuit is filed when the wrongful or negligent conduct of a person or entity results in the death of another person. Like personal injury, this area of Tort Law can involve everything from car accidents, trucking accidents, construction accidents, and work accidents to dangerous products. Your first step should be to consult with an experienced wrongful death attorney.
The wrongful death lawyer will help determine who will be the personal representative authorized to file a lawsuit on behalf of the estate of the deceased individual. Oftentimes, it is the victim’s surviving spouse, children, beneficiaries, or dependents. The attorney will then file a claim against the person or entities responsible for the victim’s death to obtain monetary damages for the individual or individuals entitled to receive compensation.
This can be very significant, as in many cases, a family has to contend with the sudden loss of their loved one, as well as dealing with half of their monthly income no longer available. On top of that, there are funeral costs or hospital bills, which have to be paid regardless of whether or not the victim passed away immediately. These are not made up or exaggerated difficulties. They are very real, and they can destroy the lives of the survivors.
If you have lost a loved one due to the negligence of another, contact Martin Linscott for help today.