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The death of a loved one is always tragic. This pain is multiplied when the death of a loved one was caused by someone else’s intentional or careless act. Often, family members are left not only with the grief, but also a large financial burden. A wrongful death claim allows family members to seek compensation for their loss and hold the person who caused the death accountable. 

WHO CAN BRING A WRONGFUL DEATH CLAIM?

Generally, the following people may bring a wrongful death claim against the person who caused the death:

 

  • A surviving Husband or wife 

  • A surviving Child or Children 

  • Parents of the deceased

  • Adoptive parents of the deceased 

  • Legal Guardian of the deceased

  • Legal Representative of the deceased

WHAT DAMAGES CAN YOU RECOVER?

The claims and damages that you can recover will depend on your relationship with the deceased person. Common claims include:

 

  • Loss of income

  • Loss of Pension

  • Loss of Insurance

  • Loss of Benefits

  • Medical Expenses

  • Funeral Expenses

  • Burial Expenses

  • Lost rights to an inheritance 

  • Loss of Parental Guidance

  • Loss of Presence

  • Loss of Nurturing care

  • Grief

  • Mental Anguish

  • Pain

  • Loss of Consortium 

  • Loss of Love

  • Loss of Companionship and Society 

  • Other damages based on case details

DO YOU HAVE TO FILE A LAWSUIT?

You do not have to file a lawsuit in every case. Often, claims for a wrongful death can be settled before a lawsuit is filed. With the help of Select Law, you can be sure that unless a fair settlement is offered, we are prepared to file a lawsuit to make sure you are compensated for all of your damages.