Wrongful Death

Was The Passing of Your Loved One Due To Negligence?

Losing a loved one is one of life’s most painful experiences. Losing a loved one because of wrongful death is even more difficult to accept. If the wrongful actions of a medical professional caused wrongful death, you may be entitled to compensation.

If you have questions, The Yost Legal Group will help you find answers. We’re here to help.

What You Can Do

Every U.S. state allows the heirs or representative of a lost loved one to file a lawsuit for monetary damages. To determine what those damages are, the courts must determine the proper amount of compensation allowable under the law. To do so, they need answers to questions such as:

  • How much money was earned by the deceased?
  • How much money was saved by the deceased?
  • Were the survivors financially dependent on the deceased and, if so, to what degree?

Other issues taken into consideration by the courts are expenses borne by the survivors for medical and funeral expenses.

Additionally, legal actions for wrongful death are generally quite complex, particularly when several negligent parties contributed to your loved one’s death. Some suits may be settled before the matter goes to trial. Others may result in a court case and a verdict.

While no amount of money can ever compensate for your loss, the courts can compensate individuals in the case of wrongful death by providing the survivors of the deceased with financial compensation and bringing the responsible party to justice.

Getting the Help You Need

The grief of losing a loved one can be overwhelming and seeking legal advice to determine what your legal rights are may not feel like an urgent issue you are ready to face. Please be advised that wrongful death cases are subject to a statute of limitations on filing for compensation.

This means you only have a specific period within which to file your lawsuit or you will lose your right to recovery.