Wrongful death occurs when a business or person is negligent on private or public property that causes death. If it is an intentional act, that can also be considered wrongful death. With such an unexpected loss, you will need the skill and expertise of a personal injury attorney to guide you through this case step by step. Our trusted attorneys at Haynes & Laurent are ready to help you and your loved ones have a successful case.
Many different situations can be considered wrongful death cases, including, but not limited to:
- Nursing home negligence
- Construction accidents
- Medical malpractice
- Trucking or car accidents
- Pedestrian accidents
- Boating and motorcycle accidents
- Workplace accidents
The loved ones of the decedent can bring up charges for a wrongful death case, including spouse, children, parents, or other specified blood relatives. Wrongful death lawsuits are different than criminal lawsuits in that no criminal charges may be brought against the guilty party. Wrongful death cases are commonly filed to receive compensation. Compensation for these cases can help pay for funeral costs, financial obligations of the decedent, as well as any financial hardship that may have been brought upon the decedent’s family due to his/her death. Wrongful death cases include a lot of paperwork and specific deadlines. A personal injury attorney can help you determine your available options. With an attorney by your side, they can ensure that all paperwork is filed correctly and in a timely fashion.
At Haynes & Laurent, our personal injury attorneys are prepared to help you have a smooth and successful case. Our attorneys understand what you are going through and will help you to know the upcoming steps in the case. If you have lost a loved one because of another’s negligence, contact our office today to schedule a confidential consultation.