If you have had a loved one in your life pass away due to the fault of someone else, you might be wondering whether or not you can sue that person or company for compensation or losses. Harmon, Linder & Rogowsky lawyers review wrongful death cases all of the time, and they have helped countless plaintiffs win significant awards for their pain and suffering. It’s understandable that you could be feeling stressed or unsure where to turn. The best thing to do is schedule a free consultation so Harmon, Linder & Rogowsky lawyers can review your case and determine whether or not you should take that individual or company to court. Here are several questions you might have about pursuing a wrongful death case.
What Is a Wrongful Death?
In its most simple definition, a wrongful death is a death that was caused because someone was negligent or committed misconduct against someone else. An individual or company can be handed a wrongful death suit.
Can I Be Considered the Victim of a Wrongful Death Case?
This will depend on the state you live in as the definition varies from state to state. However, in most cases, survivors are the spouse and any minor children. Immediate family members typically can file a wrongful death claim although some states will allow grandparents, guardians, and extended family members to file too. Remember, there is a statute of limitations on wrongful death claims too. It’s best to contact an attorney at Harmon, Linder & Rogowsky as soon as possible to get your case started.
What Kind of Expenses Can I Claim in a Wrongful Death Case?
Again this will vary from the state where the case is tried, but compensation typically includes the following:
Future earnings lost
Pain and suffering
General and punitive damages