At the Willis Law Firm, our wrongful death attorneys are sensitive to the loss of a family member, and handle such cases very delicately. We understand the personal trauma and suffering that a surviving spouse and other family members endure when they lose a loved one. Our law firm is sympathetic and will listen to the surviving family members when it comes to such claims.
Wrongful death is under tort law and is designed to compensate for harm to a person resulting in death. A wrongful death lawsuit holds that the decedent was killed as a result of negligence or other liability, and that the surviving dependents or beneficiaries are entitled to monetary (money) damages as a result of the defendant’s negligent or gross negligent conduct. Each state in the United States has is own wrongful death statutes, or wrongful death laws, that govern wrongful death claims and wrongful death lawsuits.
Wrongful death beneficiaries usually include:
Wrongful death damages are dependent upon the relationship of the plaintiff to the deceased. These wrongful death damages to the beneficiaries may include:
If you or a family member have lost a loved one due to the negligent conduct, or grossly negligent behavior of another, then you may have a right to file a wrongful death lawsuit against these wrongdoers. Due to the nature of a wrongful death case, a full investigation of the facts of the accident and preservation of the evidence is essential to success. Time is of the essence, talk to a wrongful death lawyer as soon as possible – don’t delay.