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Wrongful DeathThe 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.

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