Losing a loved one is a difficult point in anyone’s life, and the pain can be immense. While there are few options in terms of moving forward and moving on, sometimes there are ways to recover damage from a death that shouldn’t have happened. A wrongful death lawsuit is something that can be filed by the families of the deceased in order to receive damages based on the death. But there are some things you should know prior before assuming that this is the category you fall into.
What Is Wrongful Death?
Wrongful death occurs based on the negligence of another person, which caused the death of the person in which you are suing on behalf of. During the modern day era, wrongful death cases can be made to allow a representative to sue for civil damages, including damages for grief, sorrow, and mental suffering
Who Can Sue?
For wrongful death lawsuits, there are restrictions as to who can actually sue for the issue, and who can recover damages. At this time, it is labeled mainly for designated beneficiaries which include children, spouses, adopted children, distant family members, parents, and financial dependants of the deceased. Though some vary from state to state, the losses sustained is typically measured the same way, in similar fashion across the board.
If you or your family think you have been involved in a situation that warrants a wrongful death lawsuit, the time to act is now. Make the call to GNPCV and get started on a case to win you back what is yours.
Founded in 2000, Gaines, Novick, Ponzini, Cossu & Venditti, LLP brings together a group of highly qualified attorneys focused on serving the legal needs of individuals, businesses and municipalities throughout New York, Connecticut and the surrounding areas. For appellate cases, we have a number of attorneys that specialize in the specific fields you may be looking for.