Who is eligible to pursue a claim for wrongful death?
Wrongful death claims are intended to help the families of fatal accident victims that were killed due to the reckless or negligent actions of another party. The financial compensation resulting from a successful wrongful death claim is meant to support the immediate family of the deceased with any financial challenges or suffering that results from the accident. Due to this, wrongful death claims are generally restricted to the immediate family of the victim. However, there may be some exceptions in which another involved individual may be eligible to claim wrongful death.
An experienced attorney may be able to help establish and clarify if you are eligible to file for wrongful death. Call Schuler, Weisser, Zoeller, Overbeck & Baxter P.A., at 561.689.8180 today to learn more.