Fight for Justice When a Loved One Dies a Wrongful Death
A Wrongful Death Attorney to Get the Compensation You Deserve
One of the most devastating events that can occur in a person's life is the death of a family member because of the negligence of a third party. Every year, across the United States, people lose family members because of the negligence, and even reckless or illegal conduct, of someone else.
If you have lost a family member because of the actions of another person, or business, you need to understand your legal rights. A wrongful death lawyer, like a member of the legal team at The Doan Law Office, can fight for you to ensure that you obtain justice.
Who can Pursue a Wrongful Death Lawsuit?
The Doan Law Office is a law firm with offices across the United States. The laws regarding wrongful death lawsuits vary from one state to another. We have a legal team that includes wrongful death lawyers that are well versed in the laws in your state regarding this type of case, as well as personal injury cases more generally.
Depending on the laws in your state, certain family members are able to pursue a wrongful death lawsuit. These family members can include:
The specifics associated with a wrongful death law can vary rather significantly from one jurisdiction to another in regard to how and when these family members can pursue a wrongful death claim. Because of the complexities, and unique nature, of these laws, you are best served by contacting a wrongful death lawyer at The Doan Law Firm at (800) 349-0000 to discuss your rights and interests under the statutes in your state.
Compensation in a Wrongful Death Case
Two major elements come into play when it comes to compensation in a wrongful death lawsuit. First, compensation is based on the relationship between the deceased individual and the family member making a wrongful death claim. Second, the specific facts and circumstances of the accident giving rise to the death of a loved one play into the computation.
The general spectrum of compensation awarded in a wrongful death case include:
- loss of consortium
- loss of companionship
- loss of support or income
- mental anguish
- last medical expenses
- funeral and burial expenses
In some cases, punitive damages may be a possibility. A wrongful death lawyer can seek punitive damages in a situation in which the conduct of the party that caused the death of your family member was particularly reckless.
Punitive damages are designed to provide you an additional amount in compensation. Punitive damages has another purpose as well. This type of compensation is awarded as a means of punishing a party for what is determined to be particularly egregious conduct.
Dealing with the Insurance Company
Insurance companies are in business for one reason and one reason alone. They exist to make the most money possible for their shareholders. What this means for you is that an insurance company will strive mightily to limit the amount of money paid to you in a wrongful death claim.
Another reality is that insurance companies will use a wide range of tactics to thwart your ability to pursue your claim in a manner that optimizes the compensation to which you are entitled. A wrongful death attorney from The Doan Law Firm at (800) 349-0000 is equipped with the skills, experience, and tenacity to take on even the most obstinate insurance company. A wrongful death lawyer from our firm will fight on your behalf and never back down in face of even the most aggressive insurance company.
Statute of Limitations in a Wrongful Death Lawsuit
All states have a law on the books called the statute of limitations. The statute of limitations is designed to establish a timeframe within which you must file a wrongful death lawsuit.
If you fail to file a wrongful death lawsuit within the timeframe established by the statute of limitations in your state, you likely will be precluded forever from pursuing your claim for damages and losses stemming from the negligent death of your loved one.
Keep in mind that there are other deadlines associated with a wrongful death case. These include deadlines associated with an initial insurance claim. In addition, when filing a wrongful death cases, many states have provisions in their laws as to the timing in which certain family members can pursue this type of lawsuit. These deadlines must also be complied with in order to ensure that your rights fully are protected.
Attorney Fees in a Wrongful Death Case
The Doan Law Firm utilizes a contingency fee arrangement when it comes to attorney fees in a wrongful death case. What this means is that wrongful death lawyer from our firm charges no fee whatsoever until we obtain a settlement or judgment in your case in your favor.
Retain a Wrongful Death Lawyer
An experienced wrongful death attorney from The Doan Law Firm stands ready to meet with you to discuss your case. An initial consultation can be scheduled right now with a wrongful death attorney by calling (800) 3499-0000. We keep our injury and wrongful death hotline in operation 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 52 weeks a year, even on all major holidays.
At an initial consultation, a wrongful death attorney from our firm will provide an evaluation of your case. A lawyer will also answer any questions that you may have about your case. There is no fee charged for an initial consultation with a wrongful death attorney from our firm.