Who Is Able to Bring a Wrongful Death Claim?
The death of anyone, from a family member to a girlfriend or boyfriend, is a tragic and horrible event that can be an emotional and troubling time for anyone.
To add even more trouble is if this loved one died due to the negligence or carelessness of someone else. You may want to bring a lawsuit against this party to recover monetary losses your family has incurred due to the death of your loved one.
Within a wrongful death lawsuit, there are some rules and standards that we must adhere to when dealing with who can actually bring a claim against the offending party. If the person who died was your spouse, you are fully entitled to bring a lawsuit but you will not be able to if you we’re only boyfriend/girlfriend, no matter how long the relationship was or whether or not you have children together. You will want to talk to an experienced attorney to help you navigate through your options of whether or not you can bring a lawsuit against the other party. If you’re able to bring a lawsuit, you would then make a claim for both the monetary and punitive damages you and your family have suffered due to the loss of your loved one. You may be able to recover money for wages, funeral expenses, spousal support and several options for children of the deceased. Watch the video now to learn more.
To learn more about wrongful death law, I encourage you to watch the video above. If you have legal questions, I want you to call me at (855) 880-8163. I welcome your call.
Kalfus & Nachman
Offices in Norfolk, Newport News and Roanoke Virginia. Also serving Northeastern North Carolina.