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Wrongful Death
Sometimes, we lose a loved one as a result of the wrongful or careless conduct of others - a truly heartbreaking event. When such a tragedy occurs, the people who caused the deceased person to pass may be liable to pay damages to the deceased person’s survivors or estate as a result of wrongful death. For example, if the patient of a medical caregiver, such as a hospital doctor or nurse, passes away as a result of the medical caregiver’s negligence, a wrongful death action may be brought against these people and entities. However, a person whose untimely death results from the negligence of any person, in any setting, may likewise have the right to bring a wrongful death lawsuit. Survivors who may be entitled to compensation in a wrongful death action typically include immediate family members. Importantly, in a wrongful death lawsuit, the guilty party may also become liable to pay damages for the deceased’s person’s suffering prior to the time of death, which is called a survival action.
If you have lost a loved one because of the wrongful or careless conduct of another person, you should contact The Howard Law Firm llc right away for a free consultation, particularly because there is generally a two year statute of limitations to file a wrongful death lawsuit. Please remember that if we take your case we will not charge you any fee unless we obtain a recovery.