Each year thousands of people die in accidents resulting from the negligence of another person, or company. A wrongful death claim may be brought by certain members of the deceased’s immediate family. Depending on the laws of the state where the death occurred, other family members may also be able to bring a wrongful death claim.
In a wrongful death claim, damages are governed by state statute; therefore, recoverable damages do very by state to state. Generally, economic losses such as lost wages, medical bills and burial expenses can be recovered. Non-economic losses such as loss of companionship, comfort and instruction are also generally available. Because state laws do vary, it is important to consult an experienced wrongful death attorney.
The issues involved in wrongful death claims are emotional and legally complex. The wrongful death lawyers at the Montee Law Firm, P.C., are experienced and dedicated to helping those bringing wrongful death claims. If you believe that you have a wrongful death claim, contact the Montee Law Firm for a free consultation.