What does wrongful death mean?
Wrongful death is defined as an injury leading to death caused by the negligence of another person or entity. Wrongful death is the most tragic type of personal injury where loss of life is caused by the fault of another party.
As a consequence of a wrongful death, damages to be evaluated and claimed take into account future earnings that would have been earned by the victim had the accident not occurred, as well as the loss of a spouse, parent, or guardian.
What are the steps to getting a wrongful death claim?
If you are the wife, husband or children of a person that died as a consequence of the negligence of another, then contacting an attorney at Turchin Law to discuss the circumstances of your tragic loss is the first important step to take. We will assess your case and instruct you on what steps we will take and what you will need to do to assist us in making sure that the case if properly prepared and prosecuted on your behalf.
Does wrongful death only cover people who are working steadily?
No, it covers those people (spouse, parents or children) who have suffered the loss of a loved one due to another person’s negligent acts or failure to act.
How can I know if I have a wrongful death claim?
If you believe that loss of life was caused by another party, you should contact Turchin Law ASAP to discuss and examine all of your options. Initial consultations are no charge and it’s no recovery, no fee.
Who cannot make a wrongful death claim?
With a wrongful death, the persons filing the lawsuit must have had a relationship with the deceased person recognized under the law. If you are a spouse, parent, child or you were otherwise being supported monetarily by the deceased person at the time of their death, you likely have a right to seek compensation for the wrongful death caused by another person or entity.