In the last two posts, we’ve answered quite a lot of questions regarding wrongful death actions. But before you contact wrongful death attorneys to help you navigate through your case, it’s important to have a complete understanding of what exactly is involved in a wrongful death. Here’s the third and final installment of our complete FAQ about wrongful death laws.
Can wrongful death actions be brought based on a child or elderly person’s death?
Yes, you can bring a wrongful death action based on the death of a person of any age.
Is it absolutely necessary to consult an attorney when bringing a wrongful death case?
Technically speaking, no, but foregoing the professional legal advice of a wrongful death attorney is generally a huge mistake. Wrongful death laws are different in each state, which means that it can be easy for information regarding your case to fall through the cracks. If this happens, you more than likely will not get the compensation you deserve on behalf of your deceased loved one. Acquiring legal advice from an experienced wrongful death lawyer ensures proper navigation through each and every detail of your case, leaving no stone unturned when it comes to the investigation into the death. A wrongful death attorney can increase the compensation recovered in the vast majority of wrongful death actions.
How soon should someone contact an attorney when bringing a wrongful death action?
Usually, it’s best to start the process of choosing a wrongful death lawyer as early as possible to give yourself enough time to find someone experienced and qualified to help you navigate your case.
One of the many wrongful death cases come in the form of recreational boating accidents. In 2016, the Coast Guard reported 4,463 accidents that involved 701 deaths, 2,903 injuries, and approximately $49 million dollars of property damage as a result of recreational boating accidents, but wrongful death cases can come about from countless different types of accidents.
Ultimately, we hope you have a better understanding of what exactly constitutes a wrongful death after reading this FAQ in full. Don’t hesitate to contact us at Allen Law Firm for a consultation regarding your specific case or wrongful death action.