Discussing a claim for wrongful death is both delicate and difficult. Personal injuries due to someone else’s negligence often, sadly, lead to the death of someone else. Trucking collisions, car wrecks, animal attacks, and nursing home neglect can all cause death.
Insurance companies often do not give the family time to grieve before pressuring them to resolve the case. When the companies do step back, it is usually because they hope that critical evidence will be lost, and that witnesses will disappear whose testimony could help the decedent’s family.
Claims for wrongful death belong to the estate of the decedent. Even if someone had no property or belongings, an estate will need to be set up through the clerk’s office to pursue the claims. These claims can be similar to other injury claims where the person lives: medical expenses, lost income, and pain and suffering. The family members also may have claims for loss of their loved one, and those can be both significant and complicated.
The attorneys at the Miller Law Group wish they did not have significant experience with wrongful death cases, but they do. If you have a loved one that you believe died because of someone else’s negligence, contact us today for a free consultation.