Midland Wrongful Death Attorneys Can Help You
Wrongful deaths are often the result of the negligence, carelessness, or reckless act of another person or corporation. Some common causes of wrongful death are car accidents, motorcycle accidents, truck accidents, bus accidents, drunk drivers, train accidents, pedestrian accidents, plane crashes, medical malpractice, construction accidents, industrial accidents, fires, and defective products (product liability).
Wrongful death is defined as a loss of life due to the negligence of others. Like most other civil cases, these lawsuits must be filed in court within a prescribed period of time. Courts impose deadlines called statutes of limitations on lawsuits because as time passes, critical evidence may be destroyed or misplaced, and witnesses may be unavailable or have forgotten what they saw.
If your loved one passed away and you want to bring a wrongful death claim against the wrongdoer, contact our Midland wrongful death attorneys today for a free consultation. We have the training, experience, and resources needed to prove complicated lawsuits and recover fair compensation on your behalf.
Midland wrongful death cases can usually be the result of other lawsuits, such as:
- Personal Injury
- Medical Malpractice
- Defective Products
- Car Accidents
- Slip and Fall Injury
- Workplace Accidents
- Catastrophic Injury
- Truck Accidents
- Nursing Home Abuse
- Brain Injury
Wrongful Death Damages
When a person is killed due to the negligent, reckless, or unlawful actions of another person or entity, the victim’s surviving relatives can file a wrongful death lawsuit seeking financial damages from the responsible party. Wrongful death damages seek to compensate the family for medical bills, lost wages, and loss of companionship (compensatory damages) or are awarded to punish the offending party for their negligent or intentional acts (punitive damages).
Compensatory damages are money awarded by a judge or jury and intended to repay a victim’s family for the costs of medical care, funeral and burial, and other expenses they had to incur as the direct result of the wrongful death. Compensatory damages may also be awarded to compensate a deceased party’s relatives for work income the victim would have earned if they had lived. Lost income can be projected out for decades depending on the victim’s age at their death. Courts have also awarded compensatory damages for the worth of an individual’s housekeeping and child-care services. Also, a damages award might be justified based on grief and loss of companionship.
Unlike compensatory damages, punitive damages are court-awarded amounts exceeding economic losses suffered by the injured family that is designed to punish the wrongdoer.
Some states place limits on the amount of money in compensatory or punitive damages a jury can award to a victim’s family in a wrongful death action. International treaties limit the amount that can be recovered by relatives of people killed on airlines traveling between nations, and an employee’s right to receive damages for workplace injuries may be limited by the employer’s workers’ compensation insurance.
In such cases, while the amount the worker can receive may be limited, receiving some compensation for work-related injuries is guaranteed.
- Compensation for your pain and suffering.
- Recovery of loss of earnings of the decedent.
- Compensation for your loss of companionship.
- Reimbursement for burial and funeral expenses.
- Recovery of your present and future financial losses.
- Reimbursement for your out-of-pocket expenses incurred.
- Reimbursement or payments of any medical expenses incurred.
Contact Our Midland Wrongful Death Attorneys
If you have a family member killed by another person’s wrongful conduct, you need to speak with our Midland wrongful death lawyers today to determine your rights under the law. Our Midland personal injury attorneys are trained in wrongful death litigation and have a track record of success. With over a century of combined experience and over $1 billion recovered for our clients, you can have confidence that we can help your family receive justice after a tragic loss.
If you are suffering after a loved one died because of the negligence of others, you may have a wrongful death case. Contact our Midland wrongful death attorneys at The Ammons Law Firm today for a free consultation.