accident and wrongful death claims

Accidents Can Turn Into Wrongful Death Claims In A Heartbeat

01 February

Accidents can happen anytime and to anyone but nobody expects to be involved in an accident and much less to die because of one. A common scenario is when a loved one is rushed to the hospital after a car accident caused by someone else’s negligence and soon after he or she passes away.

Nobody wants to think about these things but they happen to good people every day. If this is you, it is important you are fully armed with the best legal resources so that you can make an informed decision about your legal options. A Hawaii wrongful death claim attorney can help you figure out what’s the best course of action.

What is a wrongful death claim?

This is the claim filed after someone dies due to someone else’s carelessness. Surviving family members usually file these claims. Some of the most common reasons for filing a wrongful death claim include:

In order to win a wrongful death lawsuit, you will have to first prove a few things. The best way of doing that is by gathering evidence that proves someone else is responsible for your loved one’s death. These cases can be very complex requiring expert legal advice. Some important evidentiary support includes witness testimony, photographs of the accident, and medical records.

When can you apply a wrongful death claim?

These types of personal injury cases can be applied when the victim is killed as a result of negligence. Some common situations such as medical malpractice and vehicle accidents can turn into wrongful death claims.

How can you file a claim?

The representative of the estate of the deceased victim generally files this category of personal injury claims or anyone that can show his or her finances have been affected by the death. Not every survivor may qualify to do so. This is why it is important you consult an experienced attorney before so you can avoid making uneducated decisions that may affect you in the long run.

Damages

The most common damages awarded to qualifying survivors in wrongful death cases include:

  • Pain and suffering
  • Medical expenses
  • Funeral costs
  • Loss of property or inheritance
  • Loss of companionship, care, and love
  • Loss of consortium

Your claim is a phone call away

We understand you and your family is going through a difficult time right now. This is why we are here to help you file your wrongful death claim and help you obtain the maximum compensation available in your specific circumstances. To learn more about your options, call us today and schedule an initial meeting with Hawaii wrongful death claim attorney Jed Kurzban. He has experience handling the legal elements you need to make a case.

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While this website provides general information, it does not constitute legal advice. The best way to get guidance on your specific legal issue is to contact a lawyer. To schedule a meeting with an attorney, please contact us.

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