A wrongful death lawsuit is where a third party’s negligence has resulted in the loss of a loved family member. Wrongful death accidents can range from motor vehicle accidents to medical malpractice cases. The surviving spouse, children, and/or the Personal Representative of the Estate may be entitled to file a wrongful death lawsuit.
The decedent’s heirs may be entitled to compensation for the following:
- Grief or sorrow;
- Loss of financial support;
- Loss of companionship, society, comfort and consortium;
- Pain, suffering or disfigurement of the decedent.
The Personal Representative of the Estate may be entitled to medical expenses which the decedent incurred before the decedent’s death as well as funeral expenses. The Estate may also be entitled to punitive damages.
The sudden loss of a loved one is one of the most devastating tragedies a family can face. The experience can be emotionally, psychologically, and financially draining. However, Platinum Injury Law is on your side every step of the way to help you with your wrongful death case.