Wrongful Death
Injury Lawyer Help - Wrongful Death

A wrongful death lawsuit is unlike the typical personal injury case. It differs in that the actual victim/decedent is not bringing a claim. Instead, a qualifying surviving family member and/or the decedent's estate brings such a claim. The damages sought through a wrongful death claim are those damages incurred by the surviving family and/or estate suffered by them due to the death of their loved one. The damages recoverable under the wrongful death statute only permits the recovery of damages by qualifying family members who were injured emotionally and financially because of their loved one's untimely death. In all wrongful death actions, a lawsuit is initiated through the personal representative of the decedent who is appointed by the probate court. As with a personal injury action which did not result in death, in a wrongful death action, the decedent's negligence will cause the surviving family to have their claim reduced to the extent that the decedent is found to be negligent in causing his or her own death. Therefore, it is important to hire a competent and qualified attorney to preserve evidence, locate witnesses and to conduct a thorough investigation of the wrongful death claim so that the claim is not compromised because of loss of evidence and/or passage of time. Most importantly, in wrongful death cases, the statute of limitations is only two years from the time of the decedent's death. Failure to file a timely lawsuit will result in the loss of the family's legal rights. In certain instances, wrongful death actions based on medical negligence/malpractice may possibly be extended beyond the two years. Do not delay in hiring a competent lawyer if you are in doubt of your legal rights especially when dealing with wrongful death claims.

At Loren Law Group, we understand the difficulties that our wrongful death clients may be going through and as a matter of practice, routinely dedicate our resources and experience in doing everything humanly and legally possible to help our clients through this extraordinarily difficult and trying time. We routinely assist our wrongful death clients with obtaining legal financing through reputable companies and further make arrangements of all kinds including funeral services, securing death/life insurance benefits and assist in the families in securing Social Security benefits. Take advantage of our knowledge and legal skill so as to help your family recover both emotionally and financially.

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