Handling a wrongful death claim requires legal experience and finesse. The experienced wrongful death attorneys at Lucé Evans Law are sensitive to the emotional requirements and trauma survivors may be experiencing after an incident. We are also extremely suited to handle the complexities of a wrongful death claim, especially when prosecuting such claims against insurance companies and other responsible parties.
Who Can File a Wrongful Death Suit?
Typically, wrongful death claims vary from state to state. Family members and beneficiaries are those who may rightfully sue for wrongful death. Though laws may vary state to state, most are set up to prosecute the claim and how recovery is distributed in the same manner. States will often list who may prosecute the wrongful claim. Which usually includes the spouse, children, and parents.
Wrongful Death Damages
The damages you are able to recovery following a wrongful death claims varies, and depending on the local law, monetary damages may include:
- Lost wages
- Funeral expenses
- Medical bills
- Future earnings
- Loss of companionship
- Loss of guidance
- Pain and suffering
The amount you and your family recovery depend on factors such as:
- The amount the deceased made
- Age of the deceased
- Whether children of the deceased are dependent minors or adults
If you intend to seek the maximum amount in wrongful death suit damages, it is crucial that you speak with an experienced wrongful death attorney. There is a time limit, known as a statute of limitations, when filing a wrongful death case. If you happen to miss this deadline, you may be barred from recovering any form of damages whatsoever.
If you are dealing with the wrongful death of a loved one, seek legal guidance and support from Lucé Evans Law. You may schedule a consultation at your earliest convenience by calling 972-632-1300 today.