Have you or your loved ones suffered from the loss of a family member or friend?
How do you know if there is a potential wrongful death case to obtain justice for the victim?
A wrongful death occurs when the negligence, recklessness, or intentional harm of another person or entity leads to the death of an individual. Wrongful death claims allow the estate, usually immediate family members of the deceased victim, to file a claim or lawsuit against the party responsible for the death. The personal representative of the victim’s estate is the only one who can bring a wrongful death suit. While nothing can replace the loss of a loved one, this lawsuit allows family members like a spouse, parent, or children of the victim to obtain monetary damages for emotional and financial harm.
To bring a successful suit for wrongful death the following elements must be present:
- The death of a human being caused by the negligence, recklessness, or intent of the defendant.
- It must be proven that the defendant in a wrongful death case owed a duty to the deceased victim. The plaintiff will need to prove that the defendant owed the plaintiff a duty and the defendant breached that duty.
- A plaintiff must also prove that the defendant negligently caused the victims death.
- There must be a family member with measurable damages because of the death, such as pain and suffering of the victim, medical bills, or loss of income and earnings.
- Finally, there must be a personal representative for the victim’s estate.
What do you do after a wrongful death has occurred?
After a wrongful death occurs you may not know what to do or where to turn. It can almost be impossible for a personal representative to recover anything on their own. While there is no amount of money that will make up for the victim’s death, monetary value is the only remedy the law provides. Retaining the top medical experts, economists, and life planners is important to obtaining the best recovery.
Here at the Dubin Law Group, our Everett wrongful death lawyers have experience dealing with these difficult cases. We know how to handle wrongful death cases to obtain the best recovery possible for our clients and seek justice on behalf of the victim. We are well suited to handle any and all wrongful death cases. We pride ourselves on compassion for our clients and their families, and on vigorously fighting for our clients.
Contact a Catastrophic Injury Lawyer Today!
If you or a loved one has been involved in an accident leading to a wrongful death and are having difficulty understanding what to do, where to turn, and need help, our experienced Everett wrongful death lawyers can help. To schedule a free consultation to discuss your injury, call us at 425-800-8000. You can also contact our law office online. Our Everett attorneys make home and hospital visits when needed. We handle all personal injury cases on a contingent fee basis. This means you will not pay attorney fees unless we recover compensation for you.