What is a wrongful death settlement?
A wrongful death settlement is the compensation offered in a case in which a person is killed as a result of another person’s negligence and the beneficiaries of that person file a lawsuit to get compensation for related damages.
What are some causes of wrongful death?
A wrongful death can be caused by a number of different types of personal injury. Injuries can be sustained as a result of:
- Motor vehicle accidents
- Work-related accidents
- Medical Malpractice
- Exposure to hazardous materials
- Defective drugs or products
Any party found responsible can be charged with negligence if it’s proven that he or she failed to prevent a person’s death from occurring or their actions contributed to that person’s death.
How do you know if someone’s eligible for a wrongful death settlement?
In order to be eligible for a wrongful death settlement, it’s important to keep in mind statute of limitations requirements â which are different in each state â that can restrict the amount of time during which a settlement can be filed.
How is the process started?
When an individual is eligible to file a wrongful death lawsuit, the opposing party’s insurance company will usually be involved in negotiating the settlement. If the matter cannot be settled while dealing with the insurance company, a person has the right to seek a wrongful death settlement in court.
In order for a court to award a wrongful death settlement, the victim’s beneficiaries must prove that the opposing party’s negligence or actions definitely caused the fatal injuries suffered by the decedent.
An experienced wrongful death lawyer can help those wishing to file a wrongful death lawsuit and ensure their desired settlement is reached.
For more information about wrongful death settlement help or to schedule a free consultation, contact Frank Nicholas at 949-477-2277 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.