When someone dies due to the fault of another person or entity, the survivors may be able to bring a wrongful death lawsuit. Such a lawsuit seeks compensation for the survivors’ loss, such as lost wages from the deceased, lost companionship, and funeral expenses. However, not everyone can file a Wrongful Death claim.
Who Can File A Wrongful Death Claim?
Heirs and personal representatives can file a wrongful death lawsuit. An “heir” is anyone that can inherit from the decedent, if the decedent died without a will. This often includes the decedent’s surviving spouse or domestic partner, children, parents or brothers and sisters of the decedent.
An individual’s financial compensation for wrongful death can include:
The decedent’s estate can recover for:
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If you’ve lost a loved one due to someone else’s negligence, don’t hesitate to contact The Law Offices of Dussault & Zatir to see if you have a case.