Wrongful deaths can happen anywhere at any time. While car wrecks are the leading cause, they can also happen in motorcycle accidents, trucking accidents, or even in the workplace. Time is crucial in a wrongful death case. It’s important to contact an attorney immediately if you think you may have a claim to compensation.
Who can recover in a wrongful death case?
Perhaps the biggest question involving this type of case is who can bring about a lawsuit after a loved one dies wrongfully. If the deceased was married at the time of their death, a spouse is eligible. Also, if the deceased had children, they can bring forth a lawsuit. Parents, siblings, and other dependents are eligible in some cases.
What are survivors entitled to?
Survivors may be entitled to compensation for losses including medical costs and emotional loss. There are certain factors that the court may consider when determining compensation, such as income earned by the deceased, the savings of the deceased, the financial dependability that the survivors had on the deceased, and expenses that the survivors have incurred.
How long after a wrongful death can you seek compensation?
Typically, two years following the date of the death. However, there are certain cases where this may be a shorter time frame. It’s best to seek answers from a personal injury attorney.
Do you have a wrongful death case?
Compensation won’t bring your loved one back, but it can help ease the financial strain of lost income, medical bills, and emotional trauma. Please schedule a meeting with one of our attorneys today to learn more.