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What’s Considered Wrongful Death?

It can be difficult to know what to do in the wake of a loved one’s untimely death. Some families found solace in the fact that they sought justice against the parties that were responsible for their relative’s death through a wrongful death claim.

Learn what a wrongful death claim is and how to file one.

What is a Wrongful Death Claim?

A wrongful death claim can be filed by a decedent’s close relatives in the wake of their sudden death. A death is considered “wrongful” if one of the following is true:

  • A victim is intentionally killed
  • A victim dies due to medical malpractice
  • A victim is killed in an accident involving negligence
  • A victim who would otherwise have had a valid personal injury claim is killed due to the defendant’s actions

Those close to a victim, such as their spouse, children, or parents, may file a wrongful death claim against the negligent party to recover the following damages:

  • The victim’s pain and suffering before their death
  • The medical costs that the victim incurred as a result of the injury
  • Funeral and burial costs
  • Loss of care and nurturing that the victim would have provided
  • Loss of love and companionship
  • Loss of consortium

Seeking a Wrongful Death Claim? We’re Here to Help

After a loved one’s wrongful death, it may feel overwhelming to go through the legal process and hold negligent parties accountable. At Daniel Law Firm, our Memphis personal injury attorneys are here to take the matter out of your hands.

We’re passionate about holding negligent parties accountable for their actions, and we won’t stop until we seek maximum possible compensation for you and your family in the wake of a tragedy.

Contact us today at (901) 295-0100 to schedule a free case evaluation.

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