What You Need to Know About Wrongful Death Cases in Washington D.C.

There is nothing more tragic in life than death. Unfortunately, people die at the hands of negligent parties everywhere, every day. If your loved one has recently passed away due to another party’s negligence, you are most likely now looking to bring that party to justice. Please continue reading and reach out to our experienced Washington D.C. personal injury attorneys to learn more about wrongful death lawsuits and how we can help your family. Here are some of the questions you may have:

Who is eligible for filing a wrongful death lawsuit?

Generally speaking, spouses, domestic partners, children, parents, or siblings are the only individuals who may file wrongful death claims on behalf of their loved ones. That being said, to win a wrongful death lawsuit, our knowledgeable Washington D.C. personal injury attorneys will have to gather and present all evidence needed to satisfy the burden of proof. This can include security or surveillance footage of your loved one’s accident, pictures of the accident or its aftermath, medical documentation detailing the origin of your loved one’s injury, police reports documenting the facts of the incident, witness statements confirming your claim, and more.

Why should I file a wrongful death lawsuit?

Of course, compensation will never fully make up for the wrongful death of a loved one. However, wrongful death lawsuits are filed so that families can feel at least partially compensated for the following:

  • The loss of companionship that a close family member, such as a parent, can provide to a family.
  • Pain and suffering
  • Emotional distress caused by your loved one’s absence
  • The financial loss your family has incurred due to your loved one’s passing
  • Certain medical expenses, such as for surgeries, that your family incurred before your loved one passed
  • The loss of guidance that a child needs from his or her parent

Of course, wrongful death lawsuits are extremely sensitive matters emotionally. That being said, they are also time-sensitive, meaning you will only have a certain amount of time to take legal action against the party responsible. Since the statute of limitations for wrongful death lawsuits is, generally, three years, you will, generally, have three years from the date of your accident to sue the negligent party. Do not make the mistake of waiting too long, for if you do, you will most likely be time-barred from suing. Our firm is here to help you through every step of the claims process ahead. All you have to do is give us a call.

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.