Losing a friend or family member preventable accident is devastating. Whether the victim is a spouse, parent, child, or other family member, the last thing someone going through tragedy considers may be money. Although financial compensation cannot bring back a lost loved one, a wrongful death suit can provide a way to hold those responsible for your family member’s death legally accountable.
A Personal Injury Victim’s Family Can Take Legal Action:
Do not worry if your loved one did not have a will; an estate can still be created and a representative appointed.
A wrongful death lawsuit can be filed in almost any situation where a person has died because of the careless or wrongful actions of some other person or entity. The possible events that could lead to this kind of lawsuit include car accidents, truck accidents, ATV accidents, physician or hospital negligence, dangerous prescription drugs, and defective products, just to name a few. Any situation where a person has died from other-than-natural causes may potentially give rise to a wrongful death lawsuit.
Because of the nature of the lawsuit, a wrongful death claim can be filed only after a person has actually died. If a personal injury lawsuit has been filed prior to the person’s death, and the person subsequently dies of his injuries, the lawsuit is not dismissed. An attorney can amend the suit to bring a wrongful death claim, regardless of the theory under which the original lawsuit was filed.
Contact an Experienced Wrongful Death Lawyer:
With more than 50 years of experience, listen to your story and discuss your options. If you have lost a loved one call 701-775-7837 to speak with an attorney at Johnson & Autrey Law Firm.