If you have lost a loved one due to the negligence of others, the attorneys at WGSF can help your family pursue a wrongful death action against those responsible. Wrongful death lawsuits allow families to hold people or businesses accountable for their negligent or careless actions. These suits are often filed by a person’s estate as part of a catastrophic personal injury case where the defendant has died, including automobile accidents, drunk driving accidents, commercial truck accidents and medical malpractice cases. These suits can also be brought independently after the underlying suit has concluded.
Many families have conflicts over the distribution of assets when settling the estate, and these battles can prevent them from being able to file a wrongful death action in time. Wrongful death claims have a two-year statute of limitations that begins with the death of your loved one. If the claim is against a city or county, this period of time is even shorter and comes with additional limitations.
Our attorneys have extensive experience representing clients in wrongful death suits, and they have the knowledge and ability to help your family recover the damages they deserve.