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Wrongful Death Archives

Determining losses in a wrongful death case

Suddenly losing a loved one can flip a family's life upside-down. They may lose the emotional love and support they need, and their finances may be thrown into disarray. Although it may be difficult to think about in the aftermath of a loved one's passing, surviving family members may want to consider their legal rights, particularly if the death was caused by the negligence of another. After all, a successful wrongful death lawsuit may provide the sense of closure and financial stability that a family needs during such a difficult time.

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Sometimes it seems like medical technologies and practices are advancing at a rapid pace. New medications can increase disease sufferers' longevity and reduce symptoms, and some operations can leave a patient totally healed of their affliction. However, as is often the case, even the best medical treatments depend a lot on an accurate and timely diagnosis. A failure to diagnose, or a misdiagnosis, can lead to a worsened medical condition, forcing a patient to incur additional pain and suffering, medical expenses, and lost wages. In the worst cases, victims of these incidences die. Perhaps, with no other illness is this more the case than with cancer.

Hit-and-run accident kills Delaware man

Car accidents happen all the time. In most instances, these wrecks are relatively minor, resulting in some property damage and some bumps and bruises. Other times, though, a car crash can leave victims with serious injuries, including brain injuries. Some of these victims are left permanently disabled. Others are killed as a result. This is especially true in pedestrian accidents. These individuals lack the safety features afforded those in vehicles, and they are often taken by surprise.

We stand by our track record of success on wrongful death claims

If you've lost a loved one in a car accident or an instance of medical malpractice, then you know the heartache that can come as a result. The emotional damage caused by these accidents is a lot to deal with, but the truth of the matter is that you must also find a way to deal with the financial realities of your loved one's passing. Funeral costs and medical expenses can eat into your savings, if not wipe them out, and your loved one's lost wages can leave you with an uncertain financial future. Under these circumstances, it can be easy to feel overwhelmed. Yet, depending on your specific case, you may be able to take legal action to help recoup your damages.

Adjustment in a wrongful death award

The sudden and unexpected loss of a loved one can leave a family reeling. Not only will they no longer be able to hear their loved one's laugh, celebrate holidays and life milestones and lean on them when they are in need of emotional support, but these families can also be left with extensive financial losses. Their lost loved one may have contributed a significant amount of income to the family, and the deceased individual's medical expenses and funeral costs can be heavy burdens for these surviving families to carry.

Holding dangerous property owners accountable for wrongful death

A person may suffer an injury while on someone else's property in countless situations. For instance, a shopper could slip and fall in a grocery store, especially if a spill was neglected and left on the floor. Likewise, numerous Delaware residents have fallen on icy sidewalks, especially this time of year. In any case, the liability of a property owner may come into question if the victim experiences a damaging injury as the result of someone else's negligence.

New Jersey parents settle wrongful death suit

It seems as if every year there are several high-profile tragedies involving guns - these might be carefully-planned mass shootings or accidents that can affect any family. When a gun goes off on accident, the results can be beyond devastating. One New Jersey family discovered that gun-related accidents can even occur when there are no adults involved. These types of situations may result in a wrongful death suit where the victim's family receives financial compensation.

Compensatory damages in a wrongful death suit

When a person has been harmed by the negligence of another, it's not unlikely that the person who has been harmed will seek legal advice. After all, usually the harm comes with a financial aspect such as expensive medical bills and lost wages. In the case of wrongful death, though, the possible damages a family can receive may be complicated to understand, even more so during a time of severe grief and distress.

How do I start determining liability of property owner?

With the back-to-school season upon many residents of Wilmington, many may be either going out shopping in the near future or moving into a new rental unit. In any event, a dangerous property condition can wreak havoc on a person's plans for the rest of the year. Sometimes a shopping trip results in a seemingly simple slip-and-fall accident, only for the accident victim to suffer lasting injury later on. However, dangerous property conditions can also result in wrongful death situations where the victim's family is likely to need extensive legal help.

Over 136,000 people perished in fatal accidents in 2014

The unfortunate nature of accidents is that they are unpredictable and can strike at any time. For some residents of Wilmington, a fatal accident involving a loved one can change the course of their life forever. When accidents are a direct result of the irresponsibility of another, the outcome can be even more tragic as family members know the event was likely preventable. A wrongful death lawsuit may be fitting for these types of deadly incidents.

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