When a wrongful death occurs, we know that you have suffered from a situation that no amount of money can fix. The devastation that you suffer can be unbearable and hard to handle. In some instances, it can also become a financial burden for you as well. If this is the case, you may be able to file a lawsuit. We do believe that you deserve to receive compensation, and as an experienced attorney firm, we will help you get the justice that you deserve.
Who Can File a Wrongful Death Lawsuit?
If you are the beneficiary of an individual who has suffered a wrongful death, you have the right to contact an attorney – or the courts – to file a lawsuit. To bring a wrongful death lawsuit against an individual or a company, you will need to prove that the death occurred because the business or individual – who will be considered the defendant – is at fault. Some people suffer from wrongful death because the defendant was negligent. The defendant can only be partially to blame for the death, but they may still be liable in the eyes of the court.
Types of Wrongful Deaths
There different types of incidents that are considered a wrongful death. Those cases include:
- Car Accidents
- Physical Altercations
- Intentional Death
Wrongful death can be intentional or unintentional. But just because death is not intentional, does not mean that you don’t have grounds to file a wrongful death lawsuit.
The benefits associated with wrongful death will vary from state-to-state. There are some limits to the amount of benefits an individual can receive after winning a wrongful death lawsuit. In some situations a court will award you funds to cover the cost of your loved ones medical bills, or the funeral expenses. In other cases, you will be eligible to receive monetary restitution, especially if the loved one affected is someone who provided income for your household. Therefore, you may be entitled to any loss of income that you have suffered due to the wrongful death.
To find out if you have grounds to file a wrongful death lawsuit, contact Jones Wilson Injury Lawyers. We are experienced attorneys who will work hard to prove your case in court. We will fight to make sure your case receives the justice that it deserves.