Wrongful Death Lawyers, Attorneys & Law Firm
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After the loss of a loved one, the pain can be unimaginable. The grief can be overwhelming. Depending on the circumstances, it can be difficult to get out of bed. It can be even more challenging to consider legal action. At some point, the ones left behind have to ask themselves whether pursuing a Wrongful Death claim or law suit is the right thing to do.
That question is likely to produce additional questions. What is necessary for a successful wrongful death suit? What is involved in pursuing the claim? What is the Wrongful Death Statute of Limitations? Who should be suing for wrongful death? Will it be worth it? What is the process? What should we do first? Are there things we shouldn't do? When should we start? How can I find the best lawyer to talk with about these issues?
The Wrongful Death Attorneys at Speaks Law Firm are available to answer these questions. You can call us 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. You can also chat with one of our on-line operators or fill out the "How Can We Help You?" form on this page. Below, we answer some basic questions. Call with specific questions.
What is Wrongful Death?
A wrongful death claim arises when one person dies as a result of the negligent or intentional conduct of another. How the family responds to the tragedy could determine whether the claim is successful or not. Evidence must preserved. Causation must be established. Our wrongful death lawyers take care of everything and can help you recover all of the compensation to which you are entitled under the law for the loss of a loved one.
- Industrial Accidents
- Auto Accidents
- Truck Accidents
- Motorcycle Accidents
- Accidents Involving Land, Buildings, or Structures
- Medical Negligence
- Workplace Accidents
- Dangerous Drugs
When a person dies under these circumstances, it is typically the family who must pursue the wrongful death claim.
Different from a Criminal Prosecution
A wrongful death claim is different from a criminal prosecution for murder. The purpose of the criminal prosecution is to punish the perpetrator. The purpose of the wrongful death claim is to compensate the victim and his or her family. A wrongful death claim may be available whether the death was intentional or accidental.
The losses for which survivors may recover include:
- Medical Expenses
- Funeral Expenses
- Loss of Future Earnings
- Punitive Damages
- Loss of Benefits
- Pain and Suffering
- Mental Anguish
- Loss of Companionship
- Other General Damages
Immediate Action Required
After a serious injury or wrongful death it may be difficult to think about legal action. However, the law requires you to act quickly or you may not be able to act later. Also, key elements of your claim can be lost in time such witnesses, memories and other evidence that will be necessary to prove your claim.
We can help. We can answer questions. We can make sure the case is set up correctly from the beginning. We can help you avoid harmful, costly mistakes.
Filing a claim and calculating damages can be factually complicated, legally complex and emotionally difficult. The wrongful death lawyers at Speaks Law Firm can walk you through the entire process. We take care of everything. We gather evidence, construct legal theories, and tell the story of loss and how others are affected by it.
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