A wrongful death occurs when an individual is killed as a result of negligent or unlawful act by another individual. Wrongful death lawsuits can be brought against individuals, companies, government agencies.
Who can sue for a wrongful death situation?
Spouse or partner of the deceased
Children of the deceased
A person entitled to the deceased estate
What are the damages that can be recovered?
Economic: this includes compensation for the victim’s loss of expected earnings, expected household contributions, medical expenses and funeral costs
Noneconomic: these damages include emotional distress, loss of care, and loss of companionship
Punitive: Addressing bad conduct or willful violation of the laws which resulted in the death
Lepera + Associates, PC can assist you with evaluating a wrongful death claim, gathering evidence in support of the claim, and filing the claim against the responsible parties.