The wrongful death action will usually brought by a family member and the administrator or executor of the state. A spouse, surviving children, or administrator appointed in probate can pursue a wrongful death claim.
In a wrongful death action you can recover for the following:
- Pain and suffering prior to death
- Mental anguish
- Lost wages/ lost income
- Loss of consortium
Economic losses are determined by how much the decedent would have earned in their lifetime. The valuation is determined by the age, earning capacity, and other factors contributing to life expectancy. We hire experts to determine if there was pain and suffering before the death and to calculate the economic losses suffered as a result of the premature death. We work with private investigators, accident reconstructionists, and witnesses to assist in our preparation of the facts and presentation of the evidence. We will visit the location of the accident and examine the reconstruction for causation and for valuation of economic losses.
Our wrongful death attorney can assist you with any of the following:
- Fatal accidents: car, aviation, truck, plane, boating, motorcycle
- Drunk driving accidents
- Dram shop liability
It is imperative that you seek a wrongful death lawyer has soon as possible to preserve evidence including witnesses, photographic, and other physical evidence that can disappear.
We take our responsibilities very seriously and are sensitive to the complications arising in a wrongful death action. We believe in breathing life into a person who is unable to speak for themselves or get the recourse they deserve. With our assistance you can be confident that we will work to achieve the best possible outcome in your case.
If you are interested in retaining the professional legal services of an experienced and aggressive personal injury lawyer contact The Law Offices of David F. Bennett.
Free consultation • Twenty years of legal experience • Located conveniently off Highway I-84