Has someone you love died because of the fault of another person? This is a painful period for you riddled with grief and sorrow. As a survivor you may be eligible to bring forward a wrongful death lawsuit against those at fault for the death. A wrongful death lawsuit seeks to compensate the survivors for their loss; some examples of common losses are; loss of wages from the deceased, lost companionship and consortium and funeral expenses.
A wrongful death claim is filed when a person dies because of the legal fault of another person. Wrongful death claims involve all types of fatal accidents including:
- Car accidents
- Medical malpractice
- Aircraft accidents
- Toxic exposure
- Motorcycle accidents
- Defective products
Persons, companies and governmental agencies can legally be at fault for acting negligently and or intentionally and thus causing the death of a person.
A wrongful death claim may be filed by a representative on behalf of the survivors who suffered loss from the death of their loved one. This representative is normally the executor of the deceased person’s estate. Some people who can file the claim include the following:
- Immediate family members – these include the deceased’s spouse and children (including adopted children)
- Parents of unmarried children
- Life partners
- Financial dependents – these are persons who were financially dependent or reliant on the deceased.
While the death may have been caused by an individual there may be a number of people who are responsible for the death of your loved one. This could include companies, government agencies and employees. Allow us to zero in and confront those responsible for your loved ones death and get compensation for your loss.
The Crowson Law Group wrongful death lawyers empathize with you and want to help you get the justice you deserve for the wrongful death of your loved one. We offer a friendly, one of a kind, empathetic and compassionate service to our clients and are there to help you through the wrongful death claim from start to finish; so you focus on healing.