Wrongful Death Claim Attorneys
Losing someone you love is always extremely painful. Losing someone to disease or to natural causes, however, is very different than losing someone to a car accident or negligence. When someone else has caused your loved one’s death, you may feel all kinds of emotions. You may want to forget the incident ever happened, or you may want justice. In some cases, you may want both at once.
While it’s normal to have a roller coaster of emotions, it’s important to speak to a wrongful death lawyer to talk about your options if there’s any chance the death was caused by negligence. Even if you decide not to file a wrongful death claim, going over your options and what they might mean for you and your family is an important step in the grieving process.
At Shulman Rogers, our caring attorneys understand these conversations can be painful. We also realize honest information about wrongful death claims can make a difference to a family’s future. If you have suffered a loss, we encourage you to contact us to explore your options with one of our attorneys. Your consultation is free of charge.
Why Sue for a Wrongful Death Claim?
It is not always about revenge or punishing those responsible. In many cases, people decide to file a wrongful death claim in order to:
- Get help with many of the expenses arising after a loss
- Create a fund for any children or dependents of the person who has passed
- Help prevent similar incidents by advocating for the rights of victims
- Gain closure
In many cases, filing a claim is imperative because of the financial losses associated with a fatality. The final medical expenses and the funeral expenses alone can add up to tens of thousands of dollars. If there are children or dependents involved, they may be left without important financial resources, and their very futures may be at stake. Filing a claim in these cases can help protect the vulnerable against severe financial loss.
If you have suffered a loss and think you may have a wrongful death claim, contact us. Our attorneys can explain both the benefits and the drawbacks of filing a claim, and we can help you understand what filing a claim could do for you and your family.
What Is a Wrongful Death?
Any death may seem wrong, but wrongful death claims arise in very specific situations. The legal claims can be made in situations where someone’s recklessness or negligence caused a fatality. They often arise due to instances involving:
- Medical malpractice
- Car accidents
- Drunk driving
- Truck accidents
- Hospital neglect
- Premises liability incidents
- Slip-and-fall accidents
- Construction accidents
- Workplace injuries
In order to file a wrongful death claim in Washington D.C., you generally need to be financially dependent on the person who has passed. Usually, these claims are filed by partners (either common law or married) or by the adopted or biological children of the victim. In some cases, grandparents and parents can also file a claim. If you are not sure whether you have a claim or whether you are eligible to file a wrongful death suit, contact Shulman Rogers for an honest and caring discussion of your situation.
If you have lost a loved one, the grieving process can take many years. We would like to invite you to contact us for a free consultation immediately. The bills and other costs will start piling up, and the sooner you can file your claim, the quicker our attorneys can start working for you and your family. Our consultations are always free and confidential, so contact our law office today.