If you have lost a loved-one from a wrongful death we first offer our condolences. Though this is a painful time you should move quickly to protect yourself. Read below for more information below or call us for a free consultation: 888-999-9394
What is wrongful death?
Wrongful death is a death that occurs due to another person’s negligence, recklessness, or malice. In cases involving wrongful death, the death may be caused by another person’s wrongful actions or willful actions
What is a wrongful death claim?
In most jurisdictions, families who have lost loved ones as a result of wrongful death have the right to file a legal claim known as a “wrongful death claim”. A wrongful death claim is a type of civil lawsuit that is filed by immediate family members. When a family or family member files a wrongful death claim, they may receive monetary damages from the negligent party. These damages may cover many things, such as:
- the lost loved one’s medical expenses
- the lost loved one’s funeral expenses
- loss of economic support (especially in cases where the decedent was the primary income provider)
- loss of companionship
- emotional pain and suffering
Who can file a wrongful death claim?
Spouses, sons, daughters, siblings, and parents may be allowed to legally file a wrongful death claim. In most cases, the decedent’s “next of kin” files the lawsuit. Before a person can file a wrongful death claim, he/she must be able to prove that his/her loved one died a wrongful death, and that the death resulted from third party negligence. In some jurisdictions, only adults are allowed to file wrongful death claims. However, minors may be allowed to file a wrongful death claim if they have wrongfully lost a parent.
Working With a Wrongful Death Attorney
After people have lost loved ones as a result of wrongful death, it is always advisable that they speak with a reputable attorney who has extensive wrongful death claim experience. While working closely with a wrongful death lawyer, people can learn more about their various legal options and have a skilled professional review their case. A wrongful death attorney can also address any questions or concerns people may have during this extremely traumatic time.
What Can Joseph Farzam Law Firm Do To Help?
At Joseph Farzam Law Firm, our legal team is comprised of knowledgeable professionals who have successfully handled a vast array of personal injury maters, including wrongful death claims. We know that people who have wrongfully lost their loved ones need reliable legal counsel, direction, and support. We are empathetic attorneys who are committed to giving every client the attention and compassion he/she needs to get through the legal process without incurring additional stress. Our staff is accessible, thorough, and we communicate with our clients on a regular basis to ensure that they are aware of their case’s progress. We always do everything we can to obtain maximum recovery of damages for our clients. From providing the right resources, to expertly negotiating with involved parties, the Joseph Farzam Law Firm is always willing to serve as our clients’ primary advocate.