Wrongful Death

Help your family find peace and financial relief after tragedy. Take our free eligibility survey to connect with a wrongful death lawyer.

The story doesn’t end here— the fight for justice has only begun.

Dealing with the loss of a family member can feel earth-shattering, but a good attorney can help you receive the compensation you need to keep your family stable during financial hardship. A wrongful death lawsuit should be filed when a person or entity is directly responsible for the death of another person, whether it was intentional or an accident.

 

Wrongful death can happen just about anywhere and occur in many forms, from a fatal car wreck to an accident that happens when surgery unfortunately goes wrong. Filing a wrongful death claim with an attorney can help your family cover the heavy costs that come losing a loved one and finally find peace.

What damages can be claimed in a wrongful death lawsuit?

These are some (but not all) of the damages the deceased’s family may be able to collect:

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Ready to get in touch with a legal representative? Complete our short survey to determine if you qualify for a wrongful death settlement.

What can I expect from my wrongful death settlement?

While an exact amount is impossible to predict, previous verdicts range from tens of thousands to tens of millions. It’s important to note that your case will be individually assessed, meaning your settlement will not be shared with others. Our priority is to ensure the best possible outcome for you, not inflating attorney profits.

Our qualification process

Because we provide our services with legal advocates across the United States, you may receive a call with an unknown number or an area code you might not recognize.

Why Free Legal Reviews?

Our legal consulting agency connects victims of product and personal injury who need assistance obtaining legal representation with our nationwide network of personal injury attorneys. Our free case review and advocate-matching services are entirely complimentary, and our clients only have to pay for attorney fees if they win a settlement. We will only ever charge between 30-40% of your total settlement to cover attorney fees. Any additional fees charged to you will come from either your health insurance provider or from Medicare, depending on the medical treatment you received.

 

We have now assisted over 100,000 clients with their personal injury claims, and we’re proud to have helped a handful of plaintiffs win multi-million dollar settlements.

We connect the injured with free legal consultations.

If you’ve been injured by a prescription, medical device,
or consumer product, we can start you on the path to justice.

Frequently asked questions about wrongful death claims

If you have anything else you want to ask, reach out to us.

Which family members can file a claim for a loved one?

This question can be tricky, since each state plays by slightly different rules. Some states have relatively loose familial guidelines, while others are very strict. 

 

States with more relaxed wrongful death laws will allow several different family members to come forward, including parents, spouses, and adult children. Stricter states will only allow the person listed in the deceased’s will (called the personal representative) to file a claim.

What is a survival action?

A survival action allows a personal representative (or an eligible family member) to file for the personal injury damages that the deceased would have filed for if he or she were still living.

 

Damages earned from a wrongful death claim are designed to compensate the deceased’s family for any loss of income, support, or companionship caused by the victim’s death.

 

A survival death action, however, is designed to compensate the victim for the damages they suffered before they died, like emotional distress or pain and suffering. Survival actions usually occur if the victim had already filed a personal injury claim or was already suffering from an injury or illness for a long time.

How long do I have to file a lawsuit after my treatment?

In 48 states, plaintiffs have 2-3 years to file a wrongful death claim on the behalf of their deceased loved ones.

However, in Louisiana and Kentucky, family members only have ONE YEAR after their loved ones passed away to file a wrongful death claim, similar to a medical malpractice case. If you live in either of these states, you’ll need to act very quickly before your time runs out.

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