Wrongful Death Attorneys in Wilmington
Seeking Justice in Wrongful Death Cases since 1995
At Bifferato Gentilotti, LLC, we realize that nothing can truly compensate for the loss of a family member. Enduring the loss of a loved one is one of life’s most distressing events. When that death occurs prematurely due to the negligence or wrongdoing of another party, it can be even more devastating. Nothing can bring back your loved one or really compensate for their loss. However, a wrongful death claim can help you recover financial damages for many aspects of this loss.
Our Wilmington wrongful death attorneys can help to ensure that you receive needed and rightfully deserved financial compensation. As in every case, we will work diligently, respectfully, and with the utmost concern for the well-being of you and other family survivors.
As experienced litigators, we know what it takes to handle these often-complex cases and have the skills, knowledge, and resources required to build the strongest and most compelling position possible.
Learn more about how a Wilmington wrongful death lawyer can help you at (302) 663-7135.
What Compensation Does a Wrongful Death Claim Provide?
When someone is killed by the negligent or unjust actions of another person or entity, whether intentional or unintentional, the immediate family members of the deceased person can file a wrongful death suit. A wrongful death claim might result when the death occurs as a result of drunk driving accidents, defective products, medical malpractice, nursing home neglect, or murder.
A wrongful death suit is intended to compensate surviving family members for:
- Medical expenses related to the injuries incurred before the decedent passed away
- Funeral and burial expenses
- Pain and suffering experienced by the decedent prior to death
- Compensation to family members for loss of support and services
- Compensation to family members for loss of companionship and protection
- Compensation to family members for loss of prospective inheritance from the deceased
What is Considered to Be a Wrongful Death?
Generally speaking, a death is considered a wrongful when another party was at fault due to negligence and misconduct.
A few common scenarios include:
Something as impactful as a wrongful death can occur from the slightest amount of negligence: a driver runs a stop sign, a surgeon skips a step, or someone fails to put out a warning sign for a hazardous condition. You may have a case even when you aren't sure how responsible the other party may be. Although nothing can replace your loved one, it's worth speaking to an attorney to potentially gain some closure and compensation for your family.
Who Can File a Wrongful Death Claim?
Those who can pursue a wrongful death claim include spouses, children, parents, and siblings of the deceased person. If none of these exist, the claim can be filed by anyone related to the decedent by blood or through marriage. Claims must be filed within two years of the decedent’s death.
In some cases, familial disputes arise over the question of who should file the lawsuit. Since in most cases, only one wrongful death lawsuit can be brought on behalf of a decedent, it is important to resolve these issues prior to filing a claim. In the case that multiple claims are filed, the court will likely consolidate them into a single lawsuit.
We understand that wrongful death cases can be complicated, especially when the laws seem to change frequently. Working with an experienced law firm that puts you and your family first is your greatest tool to achieving success with your case.
Need to discuss your case? Call Bifferato Gentilotti at (302) 663-7135 or contact us online.
Brain Injury $4,500,000
Bifferato Gentilotti attorneys secured a $4.5 million dollar settlement for a client who suffered brain injuries during the course of his employment as a result of a crane (boom lift) rollover accident.
Wrongful Death $3,225,000
Bifferato Gentilotti attorneys resolved a wrongful death claim and obtained $3.225 Million Dollars for the family of a motorcycle rider that was struck by a commercial vehicle.
Wrongful Death $2,200,000
Bifferato Gentilotti attorneys resolved a wrongful death claim for $2.2 million dollars.
Motor Vehicle Accident $1,600,000
Bifferato Gentilotti attorneys settled a personal injury case for $1.6 Million Dollars. Our client was in a rear end accident. She suffered severe and permanent back injuries which required multiple surgeries and several years of medical treatment.
Auto Accident $1,450,000
Bifferato Gentilotti attorneys settled an auto accident claim for $1.450 million dollars. Bifferato Gentilotti ’s client suffered serious and permanent injuries to her leg as a result of the auto accident.
Auto Accident $1,400,000
Bifferato Gentilotti attorneys settled an auto accident claim for $1.4 million dollars. Bifferato Gentilotti’s client was injured when a trailer being pulled by a commercial vehicle detached from the vehicle and struck Bifferato Gentilotti’s client’s vehicle.
Motor Vehicle Accident $1,150,000
Bifferato Gentilotti attorneys settled a personal injury claim for $1.150 Million Dollars. Our client suffered severe and permanent back injuries when she was struck from the rear in a multi-car accident on the highway. She underwent back surgery and will require future treatment for her injuries.
Auto Accident $995,000
Bifferato Gentilotti attorneys settled an auto accident claim for $995,000. Bifferato Gentilotti’s client was a passenger on a motorcycle when it was struck by a commercial vehicle
Auto Accident $981,000
Bifferato Gentilotti attorneys settled an auto accident claim for $981,000. Bifferato Gentilotti’s client suffered injuries that required surgery to her back and shoulder as a result of the accident.
Workers' Compensation $980,554
Bifferato Gentilotti attorneys resolved a client’s personal injury and worker’s compensation claim for a total of $980,554.00.