Frequently Asked Questions

A wrongful death claim is a civil lawsuit that is filed by the surviving family members of someone who died due to the negligence or misconduct of another person or entity.

In order for a wrongful death claim to be successful, it must be proven that the death was caused by the negligence or wrongful act of another person or entity, and that the surviving family members have suffered damages as a result of the death.

For example, if a loved one dies in a car accident that was caused by a drunk driver, the surviving family members may be able to file a wrongful death claim against the driver.

If you have lost a loved one in a wrongful death accident, the last thing you want to do is deal with the legal process. However, it is important to understand that filing a wrongful death claim is often the only way to recover the compensation your family needs and deserves.

An experienced wrongful death attorney can handle all aspects of your claim, including:

  • Investigating the accident
  • Identifying all potentially liable parties
  • Gathering evidence to support your claim
  • Negotiating with insurance companies
  • Filing a wrongful death lawsuit (if necessary)