Wrongful Death Overview
When someone else’s negligence results in the death of an individual, that individual’s family is entitled to recover damages for their loss. At AlderLaw, we understand the pain and suffering family members endure when their loved one is wrongfully taken from them. While no amount of money will bring their loved one back, it is important to hold the individual or business accountable for their actions. We can help.
Who Can Bring a Wrongful Death Lawsuit
Generally, immediate family members (spouses, children and parents) have standing to file a wrongful death claim. The amount of damages awarded will depend on the family member’s relationship to the deceased.
Contact the experienced attorneys at AlderLaw to discuss your potential wrongful death claim.
Financial Compensation in a Wrongful Death Case
A wrongful death victim’s family can seek financial compensation for the financial support that the deceased would have contributed to the family and the loss of the decedent’s love, companionship, comfort, care, protection, and affection, as well as:
• Reimbursement for all medical expenses incurred as a result of the negligence;
• Reimbursement for the loss of any future support;
• Reimbursement for property damage, if applicable;
• Reimbursement for any punitive damages if the negligence was found to be criminal.
Wrongful Death Settlements and Verdicts
AlderLaw’s attorneys have received large, multimillion dollar verdicts and settlements on behalf of families who have retained our legal services.
Recent results include:
- $15,000,000 settlement
- $10,750,000 verdict
- $3,250,000 settlement
- $2,800,000 settlement
AlderLaw wrongful death attorneys have represented many families who have lost one or more loved ones due to someone else’s negligence. Our firm goes beyond simply fulfilling our responsibility to represent our clients’ best interests. AlderLaw is proud to continue its relationship with many of these families and watch them use the proceeds of their tragedy to help their family heal and, on some occasions, to help others and effect real change in the world.
We understand that you may still be grieving from your loss, but it is important that you contact an attorney as soon as possible after the wrongful death of a loved one. Insurance companies and other responsible parties will be looking for ways to build their own case, which may even include blaming the victim. You need an attorney to preserve and collect valuable evidence to support your case and collect valuable information or interview witnesses as soon as time permits.
The legal team at AlderLaw can help.
The wrongful death attorneys at AlderLaw have been helping people who have lost loved ones and family due to negligence for years. Our cases are handled by a team of professionals, including nurses, doctors, engineers and other experts. State-of-the-art technology is also utilized to effectively present claims. Our firm’s mission is to help individuals and families that have experienced loss and devastation as a result of wrongful death find justice, compassion and closure. If you feel you have the basis for a wrongful death suit, contact us at 310.275.9131 for a confidential case evaluation.