Personal injury cases are always difficult but if a loved one dies because of someone else’s carelessness or criminal act then it may be considered as a wrongful death lawsuit, but wrongful death cases are not the same as ordinary personal injury cases. Not for the survivors and not for the attorneys involved.
First of all, you have to file a lawsuit within 2 years. That is 2 years less than a normal lawsuit. Secondly, the people who are able to collect, the statutory survivors, are defined in the statute and it’s not always who you would think it would be. Finally, the wrongful death damages are calculated differently than a traditional personal injury lawsuit.
You never want to handle a wrongful death case on your own, there is just too much at stake. Make sure you always have an experienced attorney in your corner.
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