The death of a loved one is always difficult and always emotional. When the death has occurred due to an accident, misjudgment, or error on the part of another individual, corporation or business, or government entity, the individual or entity may be considered legally “wrong” and may be held financially liable.
Wrongful death is a statutory claim brought by the surviving spouse, children, or parents of the deceased. Compensation can be claimed for the emotional harm and financial damage that has occurred.
In addition to the mental and emotional suffering of the family, the mounting financial obligations can be overwhelming. Medical and hospital bills, funeral expenses, and loss of financial support by the deceased can even result in bankruptcy for some families.
Wrongful death can be the result any negligent act, such as:
- Medical negligence
- Auto accident
- Truck accident
- Nursing home abuse
- Defective products
- Dog bites/attack
- Construction accident
- Surgical errors
- Trip or slip and fall
Wrongful death claims can be filed for personal injuries, future economic loss, medical bills, and wage loss of the deceased. In a wrongful death case, the plaintiffs are entitled to recover damages for loss of companionship, love, financial support, emotional support, emotional distress, funeral expenses, burial expenses, and other losses.
At Ely, Bettini, Ulman, Rosenblatt & Ozer, we have experienced attorneys that can help protect your rights and get the compensation your family deserves. Let our expertise work for you.
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