Dealing with the unexpected loss of a loved one is like nothing anyone could ever imagine. The grief that comes with it is, by all means, overwhelming and exhausting. You more often than not see how the surviving family members are impacted in different ways. It takes an emotional toll that can be extremely tough to recover from. Then when you mix in the financial side of the situation and you have quite a lot on your hands. Ease your burden by seeking professional help in a Suffolk Wrongful Death Attorney through Randall, Page & Bruch, P.C.
If you believe you are rightfully so, entitled to compensation from the wrongful death of a loved one let us take matters into our own hands. Call us today at 757-517-8956. The Randall, Page & Bruch, P.C. is highly reputable and known for successful claims that will set you up for life.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), unintentional injury deaths equated to 173,040 in 2019. It was the third leading cause of death and deaths per 100,000 population was 52.7. In order to understand whether or not you are eligible for our services, you need to know what it means to file a wrongful death claim. First, it is not a criminal prosecution and does not result in prison time or fines with a conviction.
A wrongful death claim is a civil lawsuit and if successful, will result in financial compensation from the at-fault party. Claims can result from any death that is a consequence of the negligence of another person or entity. Some of the most common examples of wrongful death claims are:
Randall, Page & Bruch, P.C. knows how to respond to wrongful death claims. Suffolk wrongful death attorneys will be with you every step of the way to ensure you are compensated for your misfortunes.
It varies across each state within the US as every jurisdiction and approach to wrongful death. Although, here are the parties that can have the right to file a wrongful death:
A decedent’s spouse usually has the first right when it comes to wrongful death claims. Every state that allows relatives to do so enables the surviving spouse to bring forth a claim. Children of a deceased parent also have just as much right to file a wrongful death claim as the surviving parent. Be sure to check your state’s guidelines as some only allow children to file a claim if the surviving parent is unable to do so.
Siblings and parents of the deceased actually have fewer rights to file a wrongful death claim. Then in states where surviving relatives are unable to file a claim, conversely estate representatives have the ability to do so. However, all proceeds still go to the decedent’s heirs.
Suffolk wrongful death attorneys at Randall, Page & Bruch, P.C. are experienced and dedicated to fighting for your right to compensation. We are prepared to take every means necessary to ensure you are financially compensated. Call our office at 757-517-8956 to schedule a consultation with a member of our team.