A wrongful death case includes the claims of a spouse, children, parents, and siblings when the family member’s death results from the negligence, recklessness, or intentional misconduct of another individual. Such claims include all forms of accidental death, regardless of the specific cause.
Wrongful death cases result from a number of different situations such as auto accidents, truck accidents, defective products, slip and fall accidents, construction site accidents, and other mishaps.
Whatever the cause, we at Ted A. Greve & Associates are willing and able to assist you in your time of need. We understand it is crucial to prove negligence in any wrongful death case. Our attorneys are highly experienced and skilled when it comes to proving the four essential components of negligence exist in our clients’ claims, namely:
- That the defendant had a duty of care to the deceased
- That the defendant failed to provide this duty of care
- That this breach of duty caused the fatality
- That the survivors are entitled to receive financial compensation as a result of losing their loved one
Apart from proving negligence, the deceased life expectancy must also be determined in order to establish elements such as the amount of loss of future earnings. Wrongful death cases also require proof of the relationship between the deceased and the survivor, as well as an effective presentation of the emotional or non-economic losses from which surviving family members suffer.
Generally, all of the country’s states allow surviving family members to be financially compensated for their economic and non-economic losses. This includes compensation for the loss of love, care, supervision, comfort, guidance, financial support, and household assistance. Some states allow family members to receive compensation for their grief and suffering. Of course, each state has its own written statutes that establish which specific individuals are eligible to sue and recover damages.
If you have lost a family member or loved one due to the careless or negligent acts of another individual or entity, contact Ted A. Greve & Associates as soon as possible.
Our wrongful death lawyers will help you fight for the rights of your loved one as you combat grief. We will ensure your rights are protected against insurance companies who aim to minimize their liability in a wrongful death claim. We will see to it that you and your loved ones are compensated fairly and justly for your loss.
Call Ted A. Greve & Associates today for a free and confidential consultation. For more information, visit our Wrongful Death Frequently Asked Questions. Contact us online through our free evaluation form if you have any questions about your claim.