Losing a spouse because of someone else’s negligence is an immense tragedy for anyone to endure. While nothing can bring back a lost loved one, spouses do have the ability to pursue civil legal action by filing a wrongful death lawsuit against the party who should be held legally liable for the death.
When an individual passes away from what would have been considered a personal injury claim, then a spouse (or other qualified representative of the estate of the deceased individual) has the ability to file a wrongful death lawsuit. There are a variety of specific instances that could warrant this type of legal claim. A few examples include:
To hold someone else liable for negligence that caused your spouse’s death, there are four elements that must be proven in the court of law – duty, breach of duty, causation, and damages.
While you may know that someone else is responsible for your spouse’s death, this is where it becomes imperative to receive assistance from an experienced wrongful death attorney. In order to make the strongest case possible, you need a lawyer who knows how to gather and present the necessary evidence to prove the legitimacy of your wrongful death claim.
As a spouse, you have the right to pursue legal damages in a wrongful death claim. The financial compensation you may seek can cover several different categories, including:
If you have lost your spouse because of someone else’s negligence, the first step is to consult with a wrongful death lawyer who knows how to handle a case like yours. Regardless of how much you already know about what happened, you need an attorney by your side to guide you through the legal process correctly and efficiently.
Ross Feller Casey is among the nation’s top wrongful death law firms, having won numerous, record-setting results for our clients in such cases. While no dollar amount will take away all the pain you have experienced through losing your spouse, the compensation can help ease any financial burdens you may be experiencing. For a free case evaluation and more information on filing a wrongful death lawsuit, contact the professionals at Ross Feller Casey.
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