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If you or a loved one has been injured as a result of a wrongful death, you may be entitled to make a claim for the damages that resulted from such injury. In order to make your claim, you will need to consult with an attorney who specializes in suing for wrongful death damages.
Wrongful death claims are made in order to provide the family with compensation for the loss of life caused by someone else’s wrongdoing. It is possible that you may have been injured as a result of a loved one’s reckless driving, for which you may be entitled to make a claim for damages. In some cases, you may be able to make a claim against an individual who was operating an unsafe vehicle at the time of the accident and sue for damages that resulted from being injured in such an accident.
What Are Recoverable Damages in a Wrongful Death Suit?
Recoverable damages in a wrongful death case are those that are related to the loss of the life of a family member. Such damages could include medical bills, funeral expenses, and lost income through the life expectancy date of the deceased. If a loved one has been held legally or contractually liable for the negligent behavior of another party, you may be able to make a claim for such damages against him or her.
In order to determine whether you are entitled to make a claim for damages resulting from the death of your loved one, it is important that you consult with an attorney who specializes in wrongful death.
What Is a Wrongful Death Action?
A wrongful death claim is typically a lawsuit that is brought by the family against the responsible party who caused their loved one’s death. There are two major types of wrongful death actions, which are described in the sections that follow. A survival action is brought by family members who believe that the deceased could have lived longer than he or she did. In this type of claim, the family members attempt to prove that their loved one’s death resulted from medical malpractice, negligence, or wrongful death caused by the reckless behavior of another individual or party. The family members also seek compensation for the costs of funeral or burial expenses, as well as lost income through the life expectancy date of their loved one. A survival action may be brought even if the deceased had previously made a will stating that he or she did not want a wrongful death claim to be brought against another party.
A Wrongful Death Recovery Action is brought by a loved one who believes that they are entitled to recover damages as a result of the death of their loved one after they were injured at work or while driving, for example. This type of claim may be brought if you or a loved one was injured in an accident caused by another individual, and the party responsible for the such accident was held liable.
Who Can Recover Damage After a Wrongful Death?
In order to recover damages resulting from the death of a loved one, you will need to consult with an attorney who specializes in wrongful death. In some cases, you will be able to recover damages if there has been a wrongful death claim made in the past against another party. If there was a prior wrongful death recovery, which resulted in a recovery of damages paid by the responsible party, it might not be possible to make another claim. In order to be entitled to make a claim for damages resulting from someone else’s negligence, it is important that your loved one was not previously compensated for his or her loss of life through legal action. You should consult with an attorney who specializes in wrongful death to determine whether you are eligible to make a claim for damages.
What Types of Damages Can the Plaintiff Seek?
In a personal injury claim for wrongful death, you may be entitled to seek punitive damages for the negligent actions of another party. In some cases, you may also want to seek financial compensation for the pain and suffering caused by the death of your loved one. If your loved one has been killed while driving, you may be able to make a claim against an individual who was operating an unsafe vehicle or had not secured the passenger seatbelt at the time of the accident. If you have been injured as a result of the actions of another individual, you may be able to recover damages for your medical bills, lost wages as a result of your inability to work, and pain and suffering resulting from your injury.
The wrongness of death may lead to a wrongful death claim. In some cases, you may be able to make a claim against the responsible party who caused the death of your loved one. The individuals who are held liable in following such cases typically include incompetent physicians or medical staff, as well as an individual who was operating an unsafe vehicle while driving at the time of the accident.