In a wrongful death case, the personal representative of the estate of the deceased can file a lawsuit against those deemed responsible for the death.
The losses that may be recovered in a wrongful death case include medical and funeral expenses; compensation for the deceased person’s pain and suffering if he or she was conscious between the time of injury and death; and losses suffered by the deceased person’s spouse, children, or next of kin, including loss of financial support, parental training and guidance, and the society and companionship of the deceased person.
If you think that your loved one’s death was the fault of another, contact me before you sign any papers regarding the death — especially an insurance company’s offer of a settlement. I will discuss your case with you and advise you of your rights. At such a difficult and emotional time, it’s important to have the counsel of an experienced wrongful death attorney.