Wrongful death can be applied to any incident in which a life is taken. Some of the most common causes of wrongful death are:
- Medical malpractice
- Defective or dangerous products
- Motor vehicle accidents
- Mass transit (bus, train, etc.) accidents
- Workplace accidents
- Unmaintained or dangerous premises
When you lose a loved one in an accident, you may be entitled to seek compensation through a wrongful death lawsuit. Contacting a law firm that handles these types of cases is a good first step in determining how best to move forward with your claim.
Who Can File Wrongful Death Claims?
Who is eligible to file a wrongful death claim varies from state to state. Across the board, spouses, children, and estate executors are eligible to take action, but others may also be able to file suit depending on location. Once again, discussing your case with a qualified wrongful death lawyer is a good way to learn if you can move forward with a claim.
What is the Statute of Limitations for Wrongful Death Claims?
As with eligibility for filing a wrongful death lawsuit, how long a party has to take action varies from state to state. The longer you wait, the more complicated your case may become. Taking swift action may help reduce some of these complications.
Contact Our Wrongful Death Lawyers
Kline & Specter, PC represents surviving family members of victims of deadly accidents. Please contact us today to schedule a free consultation and learn more. We maintain offices in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, New York, and Delaware. We accept cases from all areas of the country.
Experienced, committed, and proven, our wrongful death lawyers have secured several notable recoveries, including a $109 million verdict for the family of a woman killed by a downed powerline and a $36.4 million settlement for the family of an oil refinery worker killed on the job, the largest settlement on record for a single-victim workplace fatality.
Our firm has more than 40 attorneys, including five full-time doctor-lawyers – the most in the United States. We provide free case evaluations.