What kind of lawyer do I need for a wrongful death?

Frequently Asked Questions

Wrongful deathYou need a personal injury lawyer who has experience and knows how to deal with many different causes of wrongful deaths. Almost any time a person dies unexpectedly because of an accident, event, or situation that caused them to become ill or debilitated over a period of time, it may be considered a wrongful death. Wrongful deaths occur because of medical malpractice, car, truck, bus, train, boat, bicycle, pedestrian and airway accidents, toxic environments, workplace accidents, construction accidents, faulty or malfunctioning products, and violent/malicious attacks, to name some of the many different causes of wrongful deaths.

Cohen & Cohen has 30+ years of experience in successfully fighting for the rights of the families of wrongful death victims. We understand how traumatic it can be to lose someone unexpectedly, and how the sadness, frustration and anger over your loss can increase exponentially when your loved one’s death could have been prevented were it not for someone else’s negligent, reckless or malicious behavior. If you have lost a loved one to what you think or to what you know is a death that was caused by someone else, you may find it helpful to talk to a lawyer who is licensed and experienced in this area of the law. One of our dedicated legal team at Cohen & Cohen is available to assess the details of your situation and to give you a free case evaluation. In the event we do not think that our experience and knowledge base is that which can fight for your rights in the best ways we know of, we will try to help you find a lawyer who we think can do this for you. Someone is available to take your call any time of the day or night, every day of the year. You should not be dealing with this tragedy alone. Give us a call today.

The cause of someone’s death and the state where this tragedy occurred typically determines what sort of compensation the wrongful death victim’s surviving family members may be entitled. Some of these forms of compensation may include (but are not limited to):

  • Medical bills and expenses
  • Funeral costs
  • Burial or cremation costs
  • Loss of wages
  • Loss of benefits
  • Loss of retirement
  • Pain and grieving
  • Loss of parental guidance
  • Loss of consortium (the emotional and physical support of a spouse)

Because of the many different laws, rules and timelines that need to be fulfilled in order to file a wrongful death claim, it is important for the surviving family members to have help from someone who is experienced in successfully helping people in this kind of horrible situation. Many surviving family members find it helpful to have someone they can rely on, fighting their legal battles so that they can focus on grieving and healing.

If you are in the unfortunate situation of wondering what kind of lawyer you need to help you out with the wrongful death of a loved one, contact Cohen & Cohen today.

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