Whitehead Law Group handles Wrongful Death claims which can have significant value.
Wrongful death is a claim against a person or company who can be held liable for a death.
When a person dies or is killed due to the negligence, warranty of any person or misconduct of another, including murder, the surviving member(s) of the victim’s family may sue for “wrongful death if qualified under the law.
A person can be held liable for the financial loss that your family has suffered from the death of a family member such as: The loss of support, services, lost prospect of inheritance, as well as medical and funeral expenses.
When someone else’s mistake takes a loved one’s life, you need an experienced, successful attorney from our firm to represent you. Although litigation cannot bring a loved one back, it can help by providing a stable foundation as you and your family recover from this devastating loss. WE WANT TO HELP YOU!
Wrongful death is the only recourse available in the United States when a company, not an individual, causes the death of a person.
Examples of Wrongful Death:
- A piece of machinery malfunctions and then someone gets injured and later dies
- Truck crashes
- A car accident happens and a person gets killed
- Drunk driving car accidents
- Motorcycle accidents
- Striking a pedestrian with a vehicle
- Medical malpractice and medication errors
- Dog attacks
A wrongful death claim may arise out of a number of circumstances, such as in the following situations:
- Criminal behavior
- Automobile, boating or airplane accident
- Medical malpractice that results in decedent’s death
- Death during a supervised activity
- Insurance companies have lawyers, so should you!
Who can file a wrongful death claim?
The claim is brought in a civil action, usually by decedent’s spouse, any qualified children, parents, dependents of the decedent who need support or services, any blood relatives and adoptive siblings. If you fall into any of these categories then you may be able to make a claim and/or file a lawsuit for Wrongful Death in a Court of law. Kevin W. Whitehead, Esq., one of our highly experienced attorneys, will assist you in this process.
-Support includes contributions in kind as well as financially.
-Services may vary according to the identity of the decedent. Services may consist of sustaining a household, regularly by the decedent in which will be a necessary expense to the survivors of the decedent.
-Net accumulations means the part of the decedent’s expected net business or salary income, including pension benefits, that the decedent probably would have retained as savings and left as part of her or his estate if the decedent had lived her or his normal life expectancy.
-Net business or salary income is the part of the decedent’s probable gross income after taxes, excluding income from investments continuing beyond death that remains after deducting the decedent’s personal expenses and support of survivors, excluding contributions in kind.
What is the difference between wrongful death and murder?
How is the amount of damages awarded determined?
Can I sue for pain and suffering incurred by the person who died?
HAVE A LOAD OF QUESTIONS? WE HAVE YOUR ANSWERS!
If a loved one has died after an accident or injury caused by the negligence or misconduct of another individual, or company, you may be entitled to bring a legal action for wrongful death against those responsible. Contact Whitehead Law Group as soon as possible, to discuss your legal rights and your potential case. The loss of a loved one is a painful experience, particularly when the death was the result of another’s negligence and could have been avoided. Our attorneys are here to help.
We can help with your wrongful death claim and fight for what is deserved to you, Call today (305) 444-3886