Wrongful Death

How Long Does It Take To Settle Wrongful Death Claims?

It depends on the case and what is right given the facts and what the family requires. Let us explain. How Long Does It Take To Settle Wrongful Death Claims? (EXPLAINED) Disclaimer The contents of this web page are for informational purposes only, and nothing you read is intended to be legal advice. Please review…

Is There A Statute Of Limitations In A Wrongful Death Lawsuit?

Yes, there is a statute of limitations in a wrongful death lawsuit. That being said, the statute of limitations will be different depending upon where you are required to file your lawsuit. There are some exceptions to the statute of limitations, as well as options to get some additional time in very specific cases. Is…

How Do Wrongful Death Lawyers Get Paid? (EXPLAINED)

Wrongful death lawyers get paid the same way lawyers get paid in other cases: on an hourly basis, flat fee basis, or on a continency fee basis. However, it is common in high stakes (high dollar) wrongful death cases for the lawyers to agree to work on a contingency basis. Let us explain. How Do…

How To File A Wrongful Death Lawsuit: 7 Things You Should Know

Filing a wrongful death claim is not simple, nor is it easy to do. The process and what a potential plaintiff needs to know will depend heavily on the facts in the case, the state where the lawsuit might be filed, and the parties involved. This webpage isn’t a substitute for seeking out the assistance…

Wrongful Death Punitive Damages: Recoverable or Not?

Wrongful death punitive damages may be recoverable, but it depends upon the jurisdiction (court, location, specific statutes) that the case will proceed in. Wrongful Death Punitive Damages: The Basics Disclaimer The contents of this web page are for informational purposes only, and nothing you read is intended to be legal advice. Please review our disclaimer about…

What Is A Deposition In A Wrongful Death Lawsuit?

A deposition in a wrongful death lawsuit is an out of court procedure to take the face-to-face sworn testimony of a witness. In the article that follows, we’ll explain when a deposition might occur in a wrongful death lawsuit, and some of the basics of how. What Is A Deposition In A Wrongful Death Lawsuit?…

In A Wrongful Death Lawsuit Who Pays For The Witnesses?

In general, it is the hope of the parties to pay the witnesses from the proceeds of the funds recovered after a successful wrongful death lawsuit. But in the meantime, the witnesses need the funds to secure their attendance, and also to make subpoenas effective and enforcement. Practically, this is how it works. In A…

Are Wrongful Death Settlements Public Record? (Generally No, But…)

No, generally wrongful death settlements are not public record. However, in some isolated cases and situations, the records of a wrongful death settlement may be accessible by the public. Let us explain. Are Wrongful Death Settlements Public Record? (Why or Why Not?) Disclaimer The contents of this web page are for informational purposes only, and…

Is Wrongful Death Civil Or Criminal?

Wrongful Death is the name given a civil case involving the death of someone who should not have otherwise died. It is not a criminal case. Is Wrongful Death Civil Or Criminal? (EXPLAINED) Disclaimer The contents of this web page are for informational purposes only, and nothing you read is intended to be legal advice….

How To Choose A Wrongful Death Attorney [14 Helpful Tips]

Choosing a wrongful death attorney should be something done after much research and care. Wrongful death cases are technical and require significant legal experience to handle. Attorneys need to be prepared to handle the legal issues, as well as the significant emotion stress and strain on the survivors. Sadly, most people in need of a…