As wrongful death lawyers, we are given the unique opportunity to seek justice for family members that have lost a loved one following a tragic event. It is an honor to represent families and to share the memory of their loved one, although it is difficult for all of us. We do not take wrongful death cases for granted, as we understand the significant emotional toll such cases have on all involved.
Wrongful death suits are an option for grieving families to receive justice and financial support. Although you may feel uncomfortable or perhaps even guilty, it is so important to speak with a lawyer specializing in wrongful death. Wrongful death cases arise when a death occurs because of someone else’s negligence. Negligence can arise in a variety of cases such as:
There are countless other situations that can result in the needless and untimely loss of a human being. Our law firm has represented families that have lost loved ones in the above-noted circumstances, and many others, including stage collapses, apartment building fires, and other circumstances. Each of these cases require careful and detailed analysis to identify the cause of the harm and the negligence.
Once negligence is established in a wrongful death claim, we would look to recover the maximum amount of damages for the loss. The damages, or financial compensation for the harm and loss, may include:
Where there are dependents, their may be additional damages sought to account for the loss of the financial contributions of your loved one. Most wrongful death claims are covered by an insurance policy, so you can be assured that if the claim is successful it will be paid.
Who Can File a Wrongful Death Claim:
When a wrongful death occurs, a family member may act as a representative of the decedent’s estate or they may hire an attorney to represent them in that capacity. The surviving family members who typically are eligible to file a wrongful death claim include the decedent’s:
The loss of a loved one is always devastating, but may be even more painful when it is sudden and caused by the fault of someone else. We understand that you will need time to grieve your loss, but it is also important to take the time to speak with a Lawyer who specializes in wrongful death to learn about your rights. Though it may be difficult, you owe it to your family to learn about your legal options if a loved one has been fatally injured.
We are a dedicated Injury Law Firm that provides compassionate and competent legal counsel for the injured and we offer a FREE Consultation so please feel free to call us at 1-866- 234-6093. We are available to take your call 24/7.
Andrew Iacobelli is an experienced personal injury lawyer who established Iacobelli Law Firm with offices located in Ontario, Canada and Florida, U.S.A. Andrew restricts his practice to the representation of personal injury victims in claims involving serious injuries and wrongful death in Canada and the United States. Andrew is the author of "Are You a Canadian Injured in the United States? Claim the Damages and Insurance Coverage the Right Way".
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