Wrongful death occurs when a person passes due to the misconduct, or negligence of another person. In these cases, the family files the claim on behalf of the deceased. Compensation is available if the guilt of the other party is proven. Though monetary gains will never bring back a loved one, it does bring some comfort to know that justice prevailed.
Depending on the state, which has jurisdiction in the case, the statute of limitations ranges from one to three years. Therefore, if you know that the death of a loved one occurred due to negligence or intent to harm of another person, you need to file your wrongful death case immediately.
The key in a wrongful death case is proving there is an act of negligence, which took another person’s life. Some examples of these claims could include:
- Medical Malpractice
- Car Accident
- Toxic Exposure and Poisoning
- Any Other Personal Injury
The defendants’ liability depends upon the plaintiffs’ claims. We must meet the burden of proof that the deceased would still be alive if the defendant had not been careless. Not every death claim has clear negligence, which is why a consultation allows us to go over every detail of the claim. We must prove the guilt of the other party beyond a reasonable doubt.
At Hogan Injury, we handle all types of personal injury claims, including wrongful death. We want to help you through this difficult time. If you feel that you may have a wrongful death claim, contact us right away.