Wrongful death is a claim against a person who can be held liable for a death. The claim is brought in a civil action, usually by close relatives. Any type of fatal accident caused by negligence can result in a wrongful death claim, including auto accidents, dangerous roadway or defective vehicles, medical malpractice, and abuse.
We’ll Handle your Case with Dignity and Respect
You may have the right to receive compensation through a wrongful death lawsuit if you lost a loved one due to someone else’s negligence. You must prove that the other person had the duty of care, breached that duty, that it was a direct cause of the death, and that this caused the damages you are trying to recover. The Coolidge Law Firm can take the burden from you by handling all of the details, treating you with respect and dignity, and making sure you receive financial compensation for your losses.
A wrongful death claim is usually filed by a representative of the estate of the deceased victim, on behalf of survivors who had a relationship with the victim. Our attorneys understand that you, as the survivors, also deserve special, sensitive care, while you are still healing from the grief.
Damages may include:
- deceased’s pre-death suffering
- deceased’s medical costs
- funeral and burial
- deceased’s expected income loss
- loss of any inheritance of the deceased
- loss of deceased’s care and guidance, as well as loss of love and companionship
We can Help
At the Coolidge Law Firm we have helped clients who lost family members in automobile accidents, in premises liability and, if the death was result of a workplace accident, as claim against the workers’ compensation insurance. The attorneys at Coolidge Law Firm have the experience to take the right actions, investigate the issues carefully and take the right approach in wrongful death cases.
Call (603) 692-4282 and speak to a lawyer to protect your future.