wrongful death

Did You Lose a Loved One Because Of Someone’s Negligence?

Hire a Wrongful Death Attorney Rocklyn from McCrary Law Firm and Get Closure

Losing a loved one to age is inevitable. However, if they die because of an avoidable incident, frustration and anger are left in their place. Hiring a wrongful death attorney Rocklyn from McCrary Law Firm can help provide you closure the closure that you deserve. It will also ensure that the guilty party faces the consequences of their action.

 

Imagine getting a call from the police or a family member alerting you that a friend or relative died in a preventable accident. Going after the person who caused it can be futile. However, an attorney can hold the at-fault party accountable for their actions via a wrongful death claim.

 

Determining who is at fault in a wrongful death claim can be difficult. That's because it falls in the grey area between manslaughter and murder. To prove that negligence caused the death, you need to prove that the defendant had a duty of care to the plaintiff/victim.

Types of Wrongful Death Cases That You Can Sue For

Several factors and situations can cause wrongful death. The following are some of the most common that our firm has experience handling:

Car Accidents

Most car accident fatalities result   from a negligent driver who speeds, drives recklessly, drives under the influence, or takes their eyes off the road. In case they get into an accident and kill someone, they can be held liable in a wrongful death claim.

 

Workplace Accidents

High-risk occupations such as construction jobs have higher workplace fatality rates. If an  employee is placed in a dangerous situation by the employer which  causes the former’s death, it is grounds for a wrongful death claim.

 

Medical Malpractice

Even qualified and experienced medical practitioners can make mistakes. However, most of them happen when they cut corners. Wrongful death claims in medical malpractice cases involve condition misdiagnosis or the failure to  diagnose a deadly condition. Surgical errors are also common causes of  such cases.

Defective Products

If a person dies because of a defective product, the manufacturer can be charged with a wrongful death claim. Typical cases include toxic cosmetics, faulty appliances, defective pharmaceutical products, faulty vehicles, etc.

 

Pedestrian Accidents

Pedestrians don’t have any   protection. No one steps out of their          door expecting to get into an          accident. If they get run over by a car that skipped the curb or because the driver was distracted, the driver can   be charged with wrongful death.

 

Who Can File A Wrongful Death Claim?

 

Not just anyone can file a wrongful death claim on behalf of the deceased. Our wrongful death attorney Rocklyn will inform you which parties can do so:

  • The deceased individual’s surviving children.

  • The deceased individual’s domestic partner.

  • The deceased individual’s surviving partner.

In case the deceased does not have surviving family members or dependents, a wrongful death claim can be brought by anyone who is entitled to his/her property or estate.

Individuals who were financially dependent on the deceased can also bring a wrongful death lawsuit. These include:

  • The 'putative spouse' and his/her children.

  • The stepchildren of the deceased.

  • The parents of the deceased.

Types of Claimable Wrongful Death Damages

 

The type of wrongful death claim you can make depends on the facts of the case. Damages are divided to compensate for losses the surviving family members face. Some of them include:

  • Medical and hospital bills to treat the deceased before he/she succumbed to injuries.

  • Funeral and burial expenses.

  • Lost and potential lost income the deceased would have reasonably have earned if he/she had lived.

  • Loss of affection, guidance, moral support and love that the deceased provided.

  • A reasonable value of household services that would have come from the deceased if he/she had lived.

How McCrary Law Firm Can Help

 

As a reliable wrongful death law firm Rocklyn, McCrary Law Firm can help you understand the case. This includes filing a survival action along with the wrongful death claim. The latter compensates surviving family members for losses. The latter compensates the estate for losses that the deceased suffered from before his/her death.

We can help you recover damages via the survival action that occurred post negligence but before the deceased's death. In case the defendant gets aggressive, tries to hide evidence, or tries to flee the charge, we can charge for punitive damages.

An experienced wrongful death attorney from McCrary Law Firm can get you the maximum compensation possible for a wrongful death case. You have suffered enough. You shouldn’t have to worry about the legal process as well.

Don’t Delay!

 

Like most cases, wrongful death claims have an expiration date. The statute of limitations for such cases is two years from the date of the deceased’s death. Miss the deadline, and you lose your right to file. We understand the pain and suffering you are going through and can help by taking over the legal process.

Unfortunately, insurance companies, hospitals, and even government entities will try to cover up, minimize or even escape responsibility. Our attorneys have the legal pull and experience to go after  them and make them face the consequences of their negligent actions.

We understand that you are going through a lot. More expenses are the last thing on your mind. That’s why we don’t charge an upfront fee. Each case is handled on a contingency fee basis. In other words, if we don’t win, you don’t pay.

Hiring the right legal representation can mean the difference between maximum compensation and getting peanuts as compensation. Get your no-obligation, FREE consultation from McCrary Law Firm today by filling out our form or

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