Knowledge And Compassion In Wrongful Death Cases
When a family member has died as a result of someone else’s negligence, money cannot replace the loved one. Receiving compensation from the negligent party, however, can help alleviate financial burdens brought about by the loved one’s death.
What Is A Wrongful Death?
A wrongful death occurs when a person is fatally injured due to a negligent or wrongful act of another. Wrongful deaths can happen under many circumstances, such as:
- Car and truck accidents
- Motorcycle, moped and bicycle accidents
- Pedestrian accidents
- Caregiver negligence
- Medical malpractice
A wrongful death claim is a civil lawsuit that seeks damages from the responsible party. Damages can include pain and suffering, medical and funeral expenses, future earnings, and loss of solace.
Deadlines For Filing Wrongful Death Lawsuits
Wrongful death claims are multifaceted, complicated and often overlap with other areas of the law, including personal injury and estates. Plus, there are deadlines for filing a wrongful death suit which if not met will result in dismissal of the claim.
If you have been affected by a wrongful death, it is important to seek timely legal help from a lawyer. Ferris & Eakin has extensive experience with wrongful death cases and the related legal areas that are often associated with the wrongful death.