The death of a family member is the most devastating loss. No one is fully prepared to handle the effects. When a loved one is lost because of the negligence of someone else, it is almost impossible to fathom. Trombly & Singer, PLLC provides people with help and direction during the most difficult times. Trombly & Singer, PLLC recognizes that no event in life is more difficult than the untimely death of a loved one. While in mourning, it is almost impossible for the families left behind to ask the right questions. Was my loved one’s death avoidable? Families often suspect something was wrong but they don’t know how to get the answers they need to find closure. For over 30 years, Trombly & Singer, PLLC has been helping families get the answers and compensation they need to move forward with their lives after the wrongful death of a loved one. For compassionate legal help, contact our office to speak with a Washington D.C. personal injury lawyer at no cost. Contact Trombly & Singer, PLLC.
What to Do After a Wrongful Death in D.C.?
After an unexpected death due to another’s negligence, questions about what occurred loom large – but so do questions about the future. What will life be like now? How will we move forward? The law allows families to be compensated for direct economic losses, and in some jurisdictions, for less tangible losses such as loss of security, guidance, and emotional support.
According to the statute, the personal representative of the estate must file the wrongful death claim on behalf of the surviving spouse or domestic partner. If there is no surviving domestic partner or spouse, the next of kin, including children, parents, or siblings, can file a suit.
At Trombly & Singer, PLLC, a qualified Washington DC wrongful death attorney will review the evidence relating to the cause of death in order to determine how to best prove fault or negligence. If you have a claim against another party, we will help you pursue the full compensation you are due under the law. You may be able to recover money for:
- Medical expenses prior to death
- Pain and suffering of the deceased
- Lost wages for your loved one’s future economic earnings
- Mental anxiety and emotional distress suffered by family members
- The value of the services your loved one provided to the family
- The loss of guidance and counsel a parent would have provided to a child
- The loss of support and companionship of a spouse, a parent or a child
If the deceased party had a will, damages will go to the estate and allocated in proportion to the loss each suffered. If the person was to pass without a will, the District will follow a set formula to allocate the damages.
Contact a Washington D.C. Wrongful Death Lawyer
If you have lost a loved one and believe it was caused by the negligence of another party, it is important to discuss your claim with an attorney that can effectively assess your matter and guide you through your legal options. Contact us today to set up a free legal consultation with one of our experienced attorneys who will work tirelessly for you.