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Hiring a Wrongful Death Attorney in Your Area

You may have many questions after the wrongful loss of a loved one, we are here to help! We have compiled a list of the most frequently asked questions by people in the United States who have experienced the wrongful death of a loved one.

I’d like to File a Wrongful Death Claim, What Now?

When you’ve experienced the wrongful death of a loved one, it is important to first contact any related insurance companies that may need to get involved. If your claim would include any type of vehicle, make sure to file a car accident claim with any applicable personal injury noted. If your claim involves a situation of medical malpractice, you may need to reach out to your medical insurance. You may also reach out to a service like LegalFinders who can connect you to skilled attorneys who work with loved ones of wrongful death victims like you regularly and can determine your ideal legal options. The victim of your claim has legal rights, don’t let an uninsured driver or irresponsible medical provider take that away. Call today and we’ll connect you with the legal team at one of our network’s law firms to conduct a case review.

Please note: It will be important to have all records related to your wrongful death claim handy for your consultation to be the most effective. These documents could include the medical records of the victim of the claim, police reports describing any related incident, testimonials, photos and more. The more documentation you have, the more legally sound your wrongful death claim will become, leading to a better settlement offer.

What Classifies as a Wrongful Death?

The legal definition of a wrongful death originates from the Illinois Wrongful Death Act of 1995 (740 ILCS 180/0.01), which declared a wrongful death as “any death caused by wrongful act, neglect, or default.” This means any act of misconduct done by someone that results in a fatality may be classified as “wrongful” in a court of law. Often parties at-fault of a wrongful death, whether their offense be considered intentional or accidental, may be liable both civilly and criminally for the act resulting in the wrongful death.

Mulling through legal definitions may be the last thing you want to do in moments of great tragedy and loss. LegalFinders specializes in connecting you with legal experts that can provide specifics to your claim and give you the answers that would help your specific situation. Reach out to schedule your free consultation today.

What Is the Statute of Limitations on Wrongful Death?

Throughout much of the US, the statute of limitations for most cases involving a wrongful death lawsuit is three years from the death and within six years after the act or omission that led to the death.

It is important to remember that depending on specific state statutes, the amount of time allotted may alter depending on the specific location of the wrongful death. LegalFinders works to pair you with local law firms in your area with reputable lawyers offering expertise in your area’s specific statute of limitations. Consult with us today to begin getting connected.

LegalFinders specializes in connecting its team of legal experts in wrongful death consultation to family members who have experienced losing loved ones (the decedent) because of wrongful death tragedies.

Whether it be due to unintentional injuries, accidents or some other tragedy – we pride ourselves in offering only the most top-rated wrongful death attorneys available. If you have experienced any kind of economic hardship after the loss of a loved one and need a law firm in your area that specializes in wrongful death claims, we have a team of legal champions here to help.

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Connecting You to the Best Wrongful Death Lawyers

Have you struggled to navigate or describe your hardship to insurance companies after the wrongful loss of a loved one? Don’t fret, you’re not alone. Read how to connect with the best wrongful death lawyers in your local area.

Given everything those impacted by instances of wrongful death have been through, we’re glad to offer a free consultation to surviving spouses who wish to speak to our team of legal professionals. If you have been impacted by anything related to a wrongful death, we encourage you not to hesitate in reaching out to our experts.

According to the Center For Disease’s (CDC) Underlying Cause of Death Report for 1999 – 2020, the fourth leading cause of death in the United States was unintentional injuries and accidents, totaling 61 deaths per every 100,000 people, or well over 200,000 deaths between 1999 and 2020.

In comparison, this ranking surpasses other leading causes of death – including chronic lower respiratory diseases, Alzheimer’s disease and diabetes. This means that over the past two decades, more Americans have died due to unintentional injuries and accidents than these more publicized diseases. Don’t worry, though, even if a wrongful death has left you saddled with medical expenses. LegalFinders has you covered, we connect clients to only the best in wrongful death consultation.

When considering whether or not to request assistance in filing a wrongful death lawsuit, don’t underestimate the impressive yet appropriate financial settlements of recent wrongful death cases, many of which offer considerable jury award settlements for impacted individuals. In some cases, punitive damages can be received from liable parties in your wrongful death action.

If you have burial expenses, medical bills or other funeral expenses and need financial support after an auto accident or any accident, you deserve a free case evaluation from a wrongful death attorney.

In an article featured on CBS News, a landmark settlement was described in the story of a 13 year old girl from California who was awarded $150 million after witnessing the death of her entire immediate family in a car accident. Although no amount of money can be put on a life, don’t underestimate the remedy a good attorney like the ones associated with LegalFinders can provide in the difficult times.

While it may seem daunting to embark on a civil lawsuit for economic losses and fair compensation when you’re grieving the loss of companionship of a deceased person. It’s important the fault party be held responsible for financial compensation. Your wrongful death suit can save other lives from befalling the same fate.

In another case from Massachusetts, an article reported another case where the jury ruled in favor of the family of a victim of wrongful death. The victim in this case was a hardworking woman killed by a motorcyclist who crashed into her place of employment. After the case was settled, the jury awarded her family a total of $32.3 million.

Again, although life is priceless, the bills and financial insecurity created in the aftermath of such a tragedy can be remedied when financial relief is granted. With LegalFinders, you can be confident that our legal experts will provide you similar financial relief.

Imagine if the surviving family members of either case described above never pursued legal action in the first place. If they chose not to seek any consultation, the jury would have never been able to provide them with the financial relief they were able to.

Unfortunately, lack of action by those impacted is not rare in instances of wrongful death tragedies. Take advantage of our free consultation services and you may be pleasantly surprised by not only the professionalism of our legal associates, but also by the value of services they may be able to provide you with.

Don’t allow yourself to fall into the category of those who do not seek legal consultation. In choosing inaction, you forfeit the chance at life changing settlements, settlements that could provide financial relief and then some.

Allow LegalFinders to assist you in getting the relief you deserve. We can connect you with lawyers who specialize in negotiating settlements that favor clients impacted by wrongful death tragedies. Our legal experts understand they can’t change the tragedy behind your claim, but they certainly are able to help you through it by helping you achieve considerable financial relief.


Types of Wrongful Death Cases

Wrongful Deaths have been known to be under-reported by research experts in the US because of various different terminologies used to describe wrongful death claims. With that being said, if you or your loved ones have experienced a wrongful death classified as medical malpractice, vehicular manslaughter, homicide, suicide or another legal term – LegalFinders can help you get connected to lawyers who are experts in every classification possible in instances of wrongful death claims.

Medical errors, although only one of many blanket terms used to describe cases of wrongful death, are reported to account for around 98,000 deaths each year in the US. That means each year nearly 100,000 Americans die at the discretion of a medical system deemed to “do no harm”. If you lost a family member because of a fatal medical error and are interested in seeing if you may be entitled to a financial settlement for your loss, consider utilizing our free consultation service to get connected with LegalFinder’s network of personal injury lawyers who may be able to help.

31% of the over 32,000 cases of driving-related fatalities in the US each year are caused by drunk driving, which can easily classify as cases of wrongful death. No one can anticipate such a disaster when going about their everyday life, nor should anyone have to. If your loved one lost their life at the hands of a drunk driver or other vehicle-related accident outside of their control, experts with LegalFinders can connect you to the best lawyers in your area who are trained and familiar in providing you with sound legal consultation to achieve an appropriate settlement. Reach out today to receive our consultation service and find a qualified lawyer to handle your claim.

The workplace is meant to be a safe space of career development and financial investment in oneself. For this reason, when fatal tragedies strike any place of employment the resulting damage is all the more devastating. Studies show a growing average of 5,840 fatal accidents of this type are happening each year in the US. Because of this unfortunate statistic, a statistic on the rise, the need for wrongful death consultation has never been greater. Contact LegalFinder today to receive your free consultation.


Wrongful Death and COVID-19 Statistics

According to findings described by the Center of Disease Control (CDC) in their Excess Deaths Associated with COVID-19 study, the amount of excess deaths in the US grew both directly and indirectly related to COVID-19 during the first two years of the pandemic.

Excess death is a term utilized to describe the higher level of deaths observed as compared to what is otherwise expected to be the actual number of deaths. The otherwise expected actual number of deaths is determined by taking in factors such as average population age, life expectancy, natural mortality rates and more.

Below are the estimated excess deaths reported by the CDC since 2020 in the top 10 reporting states/metropolitan areas for excess deaths in-directly associated with COVID-19:

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Given that the amount of in-direct excess deaths increased substantially in tandem with COVID-19 when compared to the years leading up to the pandemic, it’s fair to conclude that wrongful deaths played a role in the reported increase. With that being said, many people are reaching out to get consulted on wrongful death claims. It’s easy to get lost in which law firms to trust, but LegalFinders is here to make the decision easier. With an impressive network of reputable law firms at our disposal, we will get you connected with the best of the best in legal expertise so that you find a lawyer driven and able to assure your claim is secure and a settlement can be achieved in your favor.

LegalFinders Is Here to Relieve You of the Stress of Getting the Answers You Need

When you utilize our free consultation, you’ll be on your way to filing a successful claim and reaching a settlement that will lessen the burden of the experience you’ve had involving a wrongful death. You’ll be connected with industry-leading law firms and legal experts determined to make sure you have the best possible experience, and they will do so while being mindful of the associated traumas that may surface with describing the situation behind your claim and any pain you’ve had while experiencing your loss in the first place. 

No need to stress about which insurance company you belong to, what level of coverage you may have, or even if the insurance you do have applies to filing a wrongful death claim for someone else. LegalFinders is determined to assist you in your legal needs through connecting you to our network of experienced attorneys. Even if you don’t have insurance that would strengthen your claim, if your loved one has died due to someone else’s misconduct, we want to help you find a legal expert to lessen the burden of their actions however possible. We hope to hear from you soon!


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