WRONGFUL DEATH FAQ
Who is eligible to file a wrongful death lawsuit?
The immediate family of someone who was killed due to negligence usually files a wrongful death lawsuit. Immediate family members usually include spouses, children, and parents. Some states also allow grandparents, extended family, and legal dependents to file wrongful death lawsuits.
Can a minor file a wrongful death lawsuit?
If a minor under the age of 18 is filing the wrongful death lawsuit, the court might appoint a ‘guardian ad litem,’ or a guardian appointed by a court of justice to conduct a particular suit on behalf of the minor.
Who can not be sued in a wrongful death lawsuit?
Immediate family members can not sue each other in wrongful death claims.
What are some common types of wrongful death lawsuits?
Wrongful death lawsuits are often related to car accidents, dangerous property conditions, defective products, medical malpractice, negligent security, and prescription drugs. Please bear in mind this is only a partial list.
How do I know which lawyers to pick for my wrongful death lawsuit?
The Jones Law Firm practices in the areas negligence and wrongful death lawsuits. It has set the highest standard for successfully litigating wrongful death claims and is highly experienced in this type of litigation. We are currently representing individuals in wrongful death claims involving asbestos, dangerous drugs, hazardous substances, and negligence. With a variety of specialties and decades of experience, The Jones Law Firm is uniquely suited to serve your best interests when filing your wrongful death claim.
Do I have to pay for legal services?
The Jones Law Firm accepts cases solely on a contingency basis. This means that you only have to pay the firm if our attorneys win financial compensation for you. If no money is awarded, you generally do not have to pay any fees to the firm at all. Costs and expenses may be payable at the conclusion of the case.