Wrongful death is any death that results from the misconduct or negligence of another person or entity. Wrongful death can be the result of an auto accident, a work accident, a dangerous product or the negligent acts of others.
While no amount of money can make up for the loss of a loved one, if a death was caused by the negligence of another person or entity, the law provides for compensation to the survivors: the spouse, child or parents of the loved one. Such recovery may help with funeral and medical bills, as well as lost income. The survivors may also be entitled to compensation for the loss of love, support and services of the deceased.
It is important to note that the statute of limitations, the time within which you must bring a wrongful death lawsuit, is only two years. If you suspect that wrongful conduct may be to blame for the death of a family member, you must move quickly to protect your legal rights and preserve the evidence. Please contact us to schedule your free initial consultation today.
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