How to Sue For a Wrongful Death in Washington D.C.

If your loved one was recently fatally wounded or otherwise had an unwarranted death, you are most likely distraught and need someone to hold the negligent party responsible for their actions. We are here to help. If you and your family find yourselves in this horrible situation, here are some of the questions you may have regarding the legal process going forward:

How do I file a wrongful death lawsuit?

When a loved one suffers an unwarranted death at the hands of another’s carelessness, he or she very often seek to hold the negligent party accountable for their actions. Generally, a spouse or domestic partner will file these lawsuits, however, if the deceased was unmarried or did not have a surviving spouse at the time of death, the next of kin, meaning children, parents, or siblings may file a lawsuit instead. If you can prove that a negligent party is responsible for the death of your loved one, you should be able to prove your claim. However, it is generally recommended that you hire an attorney to help you do so.

How can an attorney help me win a wrongful death lawsuit?

An experienced attorney knows the ins and outs of the personal injury claims process, which means he is trained in collecting, analyzing, and finally, presenting evidence in the most convincing way possible. That being said, our attorneys will tirelessly work to obtain various types of evidence, including, though not limited to, security camera footage, pictures of the accident or its aftermath, pictures of the safety hazard that caused the accident, police reports of the incident, medical documents regarding your loved one’s injuries, eyewitness testimony, and more.

How can a wrongful death lawsuit help my family?

Wrongful death lawsuits will never totally fill the void left with the passing of your loved one, however, the compensation you receive may help ease the pain of some of the following:

  • It can make up for the loss of support and companionship that a spouse, parent, or child would provide
  • It can help repay certain medical expenses incurred prior to his or her passing
  • The loss of guidance and counsel that a parent provides for their child
  • Pain and suffering of the deceased
  • Mental anxiety and/or emotional distress suffered by family members
  • The value of the services your loved one provided for your family
  • Lost wages for your loved one’s future economic earnings that you are now deprived of/counted on

Contact our experienced Washington D.C. firm

The experienced personal injury and medical malpractice attorneys at Trombly & Singer, PLLC are prepared to represent clients facing legal matters after being injured due to another person’s negligence. If you require strong legal representation in Washington D.C. or Maryland, contact our firm today to schedule a consultation.