When someone you love dies and you are grieving, the last thing on your mind is thinking about money. Money will not bring back the person you lost. If the deceased is one of the primary breadwinners of the family, then that person’s death creates an even greater hardship.
A wrongful death case is one in which, through someone else’s negligence or misconduct, the victim’s injuries are so severe that they result in death. If someone’s neglect or misconduct has caused the death of your loved one, that person is accountable.
Even at a time of grief, there are still legal timelines that must be observed, so it is important to preserve your legal rights by consulting an attorney and filing a complaint within what is called the “statute of limitations.”
An attorney can explain to you whether your loved one suffered a wrongful death and the deadline by which you would have to file a claim for damages. These timelines vary by type of case. At Noel H. Benedict & Associates, we can help you understand your legal rights. Call us for a confidential assessment today.