A wrongful death is a death of a person that is caused by another's negligence, recklessness, malpractice, or inaction. The passenger killed in connection with a car crash, a child struck and killed by an inattentive driver, a bystander who dies after being hit with shrapnel during a fireworks explosion - these are examples of wrongful deaths. In these cases, the families of the deceased may file lawsuits for wrongful death on behalf of their loved ones.
Generally, the law allows recovery of the following types of damage in the case of a wrongful death:
* Medical Expenses
* Funeral and Burial Costs
* Lost Wages, Including Future Lost Earnings
* Lost Benefits
* Loss of Support and Companionship
* Loss of Love and Affection
At Chester Law Office, we appreciate how such an event can substantially impact the lives of those left behind. We passionately prosecute those claims to ensure maximum compensation in accordance with the law. At the same time, we remain mindful of the profound loss our clients have experienced. We balance our representation with care and compassion for the feelings of our clients, and do everything possible to assist them through this most difficult time.
As with all personal injury claims, a Statute of Limitations restricts the time to file a lawsuit. Therefore, it is important to consult with an attorney experienced in wrongful death claims as soon as possible after such an accident.
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