Do I Have the Right to Sue for Wrongful Death?
As a legal term, "wrongful death" refers to a situation in which an individual dies or is killed due to the negligence or misconduct of another. Essentially, the representative of the deceased individual’s estate is filing a personal injury claim on behalf of survivors, such as the spouse, children, or parents of the victim.
For you to have a wrongful death lawsuit, there are several elements which must exist:
- The death of a human being
- Negligence or the intent to cause harm
- Surviving family members who have suffered monetary injury as a result of the loss
- Personal representative for the estate
Mr. Ramey can meet with you to discuss the specifics of your case and determine whether you can sue for the wrongful death of a loved one. He can also identify all the responsible parties and ensure you receive the appropriate level of compensation.
Damages refer to the types of losses for which you can collect compensation. In a wrongful death lawsuit, survivors can collect damages to cover economic hardships, such as:
- Funeral and burial costs
- Loss of expected income
- Medical costs incurred as the result of the injury before death
- Loss of inheritance
However, you may also have the right to collect compensation for the less tangible effects of losing a loved one, including:
- The pain and suffering the deceased experienced prior to death
- Loss of care, guidance, and nurturing
- Loss of companionship
- Loss of consortium
These types of damages are harder to put into hard numbers. However, they are often more significant for the families of victims.
Mr. Ramey can hold the responsible parties accountable for their actions and collect the compensation you need to rebuild your life.
Why Hire an Attorney?
The grief you experience after losing a loved one can be overwhelming. If you are considering pursuing a lawsuit against those responsible for your loss, a wrongful death attorney can handle all aspects of your case for you. Mr. Ramey can investigate the cause of their death and build a strong case for damages so you can focus on recovery.
Our compassionate team has spent over two decades assisting families through wrongful death lawsuits. We know how difficult this time is and can handle all aspects of your case for you. Mr. Ramey can hold the responsible parties accountable for their actions and collect the compensation you need to rebuild your life.
Learn More Today
If you have lost a loved one due to the actions of another, our team is here for you. Find out more about your legal options by contacting us online or calling (972) 437-5577 today.