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If You’ve Lost Someone You Love, We Can Help You Seek Accountability
Wrongful death is a tragic situation in which someone loses his or her life due to the negligence or willful misconduct of another. The law allows for a just financial compensation to the survivors for the loss of relationship with the victim and for the income the victim likely would have earned had he or she lived, related financial benefits to the survivors, and medical and funeral costs. Monteleone Law Offices, P.L.L.C. have considerable experience in wrongful death law and are available to aggressively pursue your case.
Examples Of Wrongful Death Cases
There can be many scenarios leading to a wrongful death claim, including:
- Medical malpractice, including errors made during surgery or in-patient care
- A car accident or truck accident caused by a negligent driver
- Negligence in the workplace
- An accident in a public place caused by faulty maintenance or construction
- Criminal behavior such as drunk driving or assault
A good rule of thumb is that any behavior or action which would warrant a personal injury lawsuit (if the victim had survived) would also qualify for a wrongful death claim.
What Does a Wrongful Death Attorney Do?
Monteleone Law Offices, P.L.L.C. have considerable experience in wrongful death law and are available to aggressively pursue your case. Our attorneys are here to help you:
- Understand your legal rights and options. The law can be complex, and it can be difficult to know what your rights are after a car accident. An attorney can help you understand the law and your options, and they can advise you on the best course of action.
- Investigate the accident or incident.The attorney will investigate the accident or incident to determine who was responsible for the death. They will gather evidence, such as police reports, medical records, and witness statements.
- File a lawsuit. The attorney will file a lawsuit on behalf of the family. The lawsuit will allege that the responsible party's negligence caused the death of the loved one.
- Negotiate a settlement. In most cases, wrongful death lawsuits are settled out of court. The attorney will negotiate with the responsible party's insurance company to reach a settlement amount.
- Go to trial. If the parties are unable to reach a settlement, the case will go to trial. The attorney will represent the family at trial and argue their case to the jury.
If you have lost a loved one due to someone else's negligence, you may be entitled to compensation for your damages. If you have any questions, please feel welcome to contact us to speak to one of our experienced wrongful death attorneys today.