If a person 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 the surviving family member for medical and funeral expenses and the pain and suffering experienced by the deceased prior to death. In addition, the survivor can seek compensation for loss of support and services, loss of companionship and protection, and loss of prospective inheritance from the deceased.
The lawyers at Bifferato Gentilotti realize that nothing can truly compensate for the loss of a family member. However, we can help to ensure that the survivor receives needed, and rightfully deserved, financial compensation. As in every case, we will work diligently, respectfully and with the utmost concern for our client’s well being.