A wrongful death claim can occur when a person dies due to the negligence of another person. Wrongful death claims can relate to all different types of fatal accidents, ranging from car crashes to construction accidents to medical malpractice and beyond. All states in the country have some sort of wrongful death law.
The National Safety Council reported in 2017 that the number of deaths from unintentional injuries or accidents was nearly 170,000, which was the highest number recorded in the United States at that time. Pursuing a wrongful death claim can be complicated, and working with a wrongful death attorney at Avrek Law Firm is the best way to regain any monetary damages.
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Liability and Wrongful Death Damages
An individual, company or government agency that causes a death because of neglect (negligence) or a wrongful act (intentional harm) is potentially liable under law for monetary damages. Damages in a wrongful death/survivorship case can include:
- All past medical and hospital charges related to the decedent
- Burial, funeral and related expenses
- All past and projected future loss of earnings and support
- Loss of services
- Loss of care, comfort, companionship and love
- Emotional pain and suffering
Wrongful death damages can be complicated and difficult to prove, and a skilled wrongful death lawyer knows how to build a compelling legal case so that plaintiffs may realize the maximum amount of damages related to their case.
Consult with A Wrongful Death Attorney
To preserve the case details, wrongful death cases must be filed within a certain time period of an injury or death. The medical negligence attorneys at Avrek Law Firm are experienced in assessing your legal rights and pursuing these types of claims, and will be by your side every step of the way.
If your loved one has passed away because of the careless or intentional actions of others, you may be able to file a claim for monetary damages for the loss of the value of the relationship. To discuss your case details with a personal injury lawyer for medical negligence in a free case evaluation, call our office or complete the online form today.