Wrongful Death ~ OPOLAW Injury Blog

Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Wrongful Death

A wrongful death occurs when a person dies due to the negligence of some other person, company or entity. Surviving dependents or beneficiaries are typically the ones who file wrongful death claims. Surviving plaintiffs may be entitled to monetary awards because of the negligent acts of the other party. Laws known as "Survival Statutes" ensure that cases can be brought against others even after the death occurs. Before these laws existed, individuals could only obtain damages if they survived, or if they suffered before they died. Our goal in a wrongful death suit is to compensate you for your loss. We, of course, cannot bring your loved one back. However, we can recover compensation for medical cost, funeral costs, loss of earnings, loss of benefits, pain, suffering, mental anguish, loss of care, loss of protection, loss of companionship, general damages, and punitive damages.When you select the law firm of Owen, Patterson & Owen, we will treat you with understanding and compassion. You will be represented with the highest level of legal skill and integrity.
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