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What is a Wrongful Death Lawsuit?

Losing a person that you love is never an easy thing, especially if you lost your loved one as a direct result of someone else’s negligence and carelessness. A wrongful death claim or lawsuit offers surviving loved ones an opportunity to recover monetary compensation for that loss. Although money damages can never truly heal the loss of a loved one, they can help to bring about a sense of closure – not to mention a sense of justice. 

A wrongful death claim begins when a surviving loved one takes legal action against the at-fault person’s insurance company for damages. If the insurance company refuses to offer monetary compensation in the case that is fair and reasonable, then the claimant’s lawyer could file a wrongful death lawsuit in the state court system. 

Just because a lawsuit is filed, however, does not necessarily mean that the wrongful death claim will need to be resolved at trial. In fact, many claims settle out of court at some stage of the litigation process. Even after a wrongful death lawsuit is filed, your attorney will be able to continue negotiating with the insurance company seeking a favorable monetary settlement on your behalf. 

Call a Compassionate Greenville Wrongful Death Lawyer Today

Greenville attorney Bobby Jones of Bobby Jones Law can assist you with your wrongful death claim or lawsuit from beginning to end. For a free case evaluation and legal consultation with an experienced Greenville wrongful death attorney, please give us a call at 864-432-1759 or contact us online today for more information about how we can help. 

Wrongful Death FAQ

Which Individuals Can File a Wrongful Death Lawsuit?

A child or spouse of the deceased individual could file a wrongful death lawsuit. If there are no surviving individuals in these categories, the decedent’s parents could file.

What are Wrongful Death Damages in a Lawsuit?

Potential wrongful death lawsuit damages include burial and funeral expenses, pain and suffering, loss of the decedent’s companionship, and loss of the decedent’s financial support.

Will I Need to File a Wrongful Death Lawsuit?

If the insurance company fails to offer you reasonable compensation, a wrongful death lawsuit is often the best available option.

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