A wrongful death action can be brought in the name of family members of a person who has lost their life due to various acts of unlawful and/or negligent conduct. These cases can be highly complex and often involve numerous parties, including insurance companies and public agencies. Wrongful death claims can also be included with different underlying causes of action and require prompt and diligent investigation by an attorney.
These underlying causes of action are the same in a wrongful death case as they are in a personal injury case. Thus the best firm to handle these cases is one that has experience in personal injury matters, like LMS Law.
Common Wrongful Death Causes
- Vehicle accidents
- Construction site accidents
- General workplace accidents
- Drowning or boat accidents
- Medical malpractice
- Defective products
- Pedestrian accidents
It is important that any party who wishes to bring a wrongful death action to hire an attorney as quickly as possible. Evidence can be altered or destroyed if not properly and immediately preserved. A wrongful death action also requires proof that the death was unlawful, requiring immediate and complicated legal investigation by both the family and public agencies. The evidence gathered frequently requires the assistance of medical and accident specialists, which can be a cumbersome and complex process. Dealing with insurance companies can also be a lengthy and complex process. An attorney can help prevent other parties from ignoring the bereaved family or even trying to hide the facts.
Items to Prepare for Initial Consultation and Future Claim
- Funeral costs
- Loss of inheritance
- General damages
- Accumulated hospital bills and medical expenses
At LMS Law, we understand the complex nature of these cases and the emotions that inevitably arise when dealing with a wrongful death action. Therefore, we handle wrongful death actions with compassion for the client and superior attention to detail.