Wrongful Death FAQs

Wrongful death refers to cases when someone is negligent to a degree that it results in the death of a loved one.

What is a wrongful death claim?
A wrongful death lawsuit is one where someone is killed due to negligence (or other liabilities) on the part of the defendant. In some cases, surviving dependents or beneficiaries may be legally entitled to monetary damages. Some sort of wrongful death claim exists in every state to protect the rights of people who have lost a loved one due to the negligence of another.

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Who is eligible to file a wrongful death claim?
This depends on state laws. Generally, though, members of the immediate family are able to file a suit. For more specific information on whether you're eligible to file a wrongful death suit, contact us.

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For more information on wrongful death claims, contact the Law Offices of B. Joseph Davis for a free initial consultation.