Wrongful Death Information

               A wrongful death can best be defined as a death caused by the negligence, recklessness, malpractice or inaction of another.  In a wrongful death case, the executor or administrator of the estate may bring a claim against the responsible parties for damages which may include: medical, hospital and funeral expenses; compensation for the pain and suffering of the decedent; loss of companionship by the decedent’s next of kin; and loss of financial support.

            Tragically, during this time of grief, the possibility of disagreements between family members can arise if the decedent did not have a will.  In that case, the law must decide who should make the decisions for the estate.  Many families have been torn apart by the bickering surrounding the division of any funds received on behalf of the estate.

            If a loved one has been the victim in this type of case,  you need to speak to an attorney to ascertain your rights.  Every wrongful death case is governed by a “Statute of Limitations” which caps the time in which a lawsuit can be filed.  Statutes of Limitations vary from state to state.  A claim can be barred forever if not filed within the appropriate Statute of Limitations. There are exceptions to this however and you should speak to an attorney who specializes in wrongful death claims.  

            Our firm has been representing the estates of wrongful death victims for over 25 years.   If a member of your family has been the victim of a wrongful death, I invite you to visit my website at www.dreamlegalteam.com.  You can fill out an online consultation form or engage in an online chat. 

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