A death in the family can be a tragic event. When those left behind know that the death was the result of someone’s fault, however, the death is even more difficult to accept, and may be a case of “wrongful death” under the law. If you have lost a loved one due to someone’s fault or negligence, you may be entitled to a damage award for the loss of care, comfort and society of your loved one, and for lost financial support. Call the Levinson Law Group right away for a free consultation to determine whether your loss is a case of wrongful death.
A wrongful death lawsuit can be complex, controversial and emotional. At the Levinson Law Group, we are experienced in these matters and are sensitive to the unique issues raised in these cases. We know how to maximize financial recoveries for survivors, while at the same time maintaining professionalism, sensitivity and dignity. Your wrongful death case is a private matter, and your confidentiality will be duly safeguarded at all times.
Wrongful death cases can arise from various accidents or mishaps including:
- Auto accidents, truck accidents or motorcycle accidents
- Boating accidents
- Defective products or drugs
- Medical malpractice
- Nursing home incidents
- Violent crimes
- Accidents at the workplace
- Explosions or blasts
A wrongful death lawsuit is appropriate when someone else’s conduct results in the accidental death of a loved one. However, not everyone is entitled to recover damages every time someone dies. The first thing that must be determined is whether you are a proper claimant with standing to bring the wrongful death case under the law.
Who can recover?
Not everyone can recover damages in all wrongful death situations. Rightful claimants are limited to certain people, such as the surviving spouse, putative spouse, domestic partner, children, children of deceased children, financial dependants, or people who would inherit from the decedent if there was no will left behind.
In every wrongful death claim, the appropriate damages recovered in the case must be determined. Damages can be divided into economic and non-economic damages. Economic damages include things such as lost support, medical expenses, anticipated gifts, and funeral/burial expenses. Non-economic damages include things such as loss of care, comfort, society, training, advice, protection and companionship.
Proving your Case
A plaintiff must be able to prove both liability and damages in a wrongful death case. We at the Levinson Law Group employ various experts such as doctors, nurses, engineers, economists, vocational counselors and other experts as needed to ensure that our wrongful death claims are properly documented to achieve the largest financial recovery possible.
If you have lost a family member because of the negligent or intentional misconduct of another individual, call our office for a free case evaluation. We can help you seek financial compensation from the responsible parties and their insurance companies in case of wrongful death. Call the Levinson Law Group at 1-888-643-HURT (4878) to schedule a free consultation today.