Wrongful death action means a type of lawsuit brought on behalf of a deceased person’s beneficiaries that alleges that death was attributable to the willful or negligent act of another.
Wrongful Death Actions often result from motorcycle crashes, bicycle incidents, motor vehicle crashes, construction site incidents, offshore oil rig incidents, fracking sites, refinery explosions, and 18-wheeler crashes. When this happens the estate or next of kin, surviving spouse or children of the deceased can bring a civil action against the person or company whom they believe caused the family members death.
If you want to bring a wrongful death claim on behalf of your deceased partner but you believe you are part of a common-law marriage, a determination of heirship may be required. A determination of heirship can be facilitated for you by our personal injury wrongful death lawyers.
Compensation for wrongful death lawsuits include loss of companionship, lost earnings, losses associated with funeral and medical expenses related to your loved one’s death. It is not easy during a time of grief to make the decision to engage in a civil lawsuit. We understand the difficulty you are going through and we can help.
Wrongful death actions require immediate investigation and preservation of evidence. Call today.