Wrongful Death Attorneys
Wrongful death lawsuits are different from other personal injury claims. The suit is brought on behalf of the survivors or the estate of the deceased rather than the victim. Calculating the cost of a death requires vocational and economic experts to determine the contribution of the decedent to the family economy had he or she lived. They determine the non-economic contribution of the deceased. This includes emotional support, help with chores, and attendance at kids’ sporting events—all of which are difficult to quantify. Another difference is the possibility of a survival action, which compensates the estate of the deceased for pain and suffering, medical costs, and other expenses incurred between the accident and the death. When you choose the Kelley Law Firm, PC you will find that we have the time to answer all of your questions and address your concerns, whenever they arise. We believe in the value of personal service. Our Wrongful Death attorneys know that you want to be treated like an individual with unique needs, not like a file to be treated the same as every other file. Each state allows the heirs of a family to file a wrongful death lawsuit in the event of another party’s negligence causing the death of a loved one. Factors that courts consider when determining the amount of compensation one may receive include:
- The amount of money earned by the deceased
- Loss of companionship
- The savings of the deceased
- The degree to which survivors were financially dependent on the deceased
- Expenses incurred by survivors for medical and funeral costs
While no amount of financial payment can ever compensate for the loss of a loved one, being financially secure in your future and the comfort of responsible parties being brought to justice can provide a sense of closure and security to survivors. The laws involved in wrongful death lawsuits are complicated and vary in each state. During your grieving period, consideration of a wrongful death lawsuit may not seem urgent-however, wrongful death cases must be filed within a specific time period or you risk losing your right to financial compensation. You need the help of experienced, wrongful death attorneys to guide you through the process and help you to receive the monetary damages you are entitled to. At the Kelley Law Firm, PC we have offices and the resources to aid clients throughout the United States. Please contact Kelley Law Firm, PC today for your free case evaluation we maintain three offices throughout Texas in Dallas, Arkansas and Spain.