Dealing with the death of a loved one is never easy. When a loved one’s death is caused by the negligence or wrongdoing of another, or could have somehow been prevented, the pain is that much more difficult to deal with. In such cases, the family of the victim may be able to seek justice by filing a wrongful death lawsuit on behalf of their loved one. Depending on the circumstances of the case, family members may be entitled to recover damages: including those associated with loss of companionship, lost income or financial support, and more from the responsible party.
Can I File A Wrongful Death Claim?
The laws that determine who is eligible to file a wrongful death claim vary in each state. Some states allow only spouses and children to bring claims, while others allow siblings, dependants, and/or beneficiaries to file lawsuits.
Your eligibility to file a wrongful death claim will also depend on the circumstances surrounding your loved one’s death. Some of the most common wrongful death lawsuits stem from:
- Motor vehicle accidents including auto and motorcycle
- Medical malpractice such as failure to diagnose
- Defective products including dangerous drugs
- Nursing home abuse
By contacting us today, you can learn whether or not you are eligible to file a wrongful death claim on behalf of your loved one.
If you have suffered the death of a loved one as a result of someone else’s negligence or wrongdoing, it is important to understand that you have legal rights and options. You may be entitled to compensation for your economic and non-economic losses, including funeral expenses, mental anguish, loss of companionship, and more. The attorneys at Prieto, Marigliano, Holbert & Prieto, LLC. are here to help you through this difficult time.