WRONGFUL DEATH CLAIMS
When a loved one dies as the result of another’s negligent or wrongful conduct, his or her spouse and close relatives may be entitled to bring two different legal claims arising out of that negligence.
First, they may be entitled to bring what is known as a “wrongful death” lawsuit, seeking compensation for the harms and losses they have suffered as a result of their loved one’s death. These can include loss of the financial support they were receiving from their loved one at the time of death, as well as their emotional losses of grief and anguish at losing their loved one.
In addition, depending on the circumstances of the loved one’s death, they may also be entitled to bring what is known as a “survivor” lawsuit, seeking compensation for the pain and suffering the loved one experienced prior to death, and other losses that the loved one would have been able to seek had he or she not died.
Our personal injury team has decades of experience working with families who have lost a loved one due to another’s negligence. We have tried many such claims to Vermont juries, and have also successfully negotiated fair and just settlements. We can help you understand the nature of these legal claims, what evidence is required to bring them, as well as the shortened time frames within which these cases must be made, or they will be lost.
Whether your loved one has died in a car collision, a workplace accident, in a nursing home or assisted living facility, or as the result of defective equipment or devices, our team can help.
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