Can I File a Wrongful Death Claim?
September 5th, 2017|
Losing a loved one is difficult in many ways. Not only are you grieving the loss of your relationship with them, but you also may be facing an uncertain future—especially if the decedent was someone you relied on financially.
Wrongful death claims are designed to help the family members and dependents of people who died as a result of negligence get compensation for their living expenses and their pain and suffering. This type of claim should always be filed with an experienced Alabama wrongful death lawyer on your side, as it requires an in-depth knowledge of state law and the conditions that must be met for the lawsuit to be successful.
If you’re thinking about filing a wrongful death claim, the following criteria must be proven to proceed.
- Your loved one’s death was caused by a person’s or party’s negligence. Wrongful death implies that the death could have been prevented if the responsible person or party upheld their responsibilities to keep themselves and others safe. Wrongful death claims are often filed after deaths due to things like medical malpractice or faulty products resulting in fatal injuries.
- You or your family members suffered a major loss due to your loved one’s death. Because wrongful death claims are typically reserved for family members who need compensation for things like lost wages, medical bills, and funeral expenses, anyone filing such a claim must show proof that the death caused your family to experience severe financial and emotional hardship.
At Norris Injury Lawyers, we know how complex wrongful death claims are, and we also know how difficult this time can be for you and your family. We’ll do our best to help you get the money you deserve while you focus on grieving and honoring your loved one’s memory. Get in touch with us today for a free consultation to discuss your options.