A wrongful death lawyer with Murphy Law Firm in Great Falls, MT, can help you seek damages if third-party negligence has resulted in the loss of a loved one. Although we know that the loss of a loved one cannot be completely resolved, we are here to help you seek full and fair compensation to help you cope with your loss and secure your financial future. Call us at (406) 452-2345 or contact us online to schedule your free case review.
What is Wrongful Death?
A wrongful death can happen under various circumstances but is typically defined as a fatal personal injury that was caused by the negligence or reckless actions of another person. Wrongful death can happen in situations such as:
- Medical malpractice by a physician, surgeon, dentist, or hospital
- Automobile accidents involving trucks, motorcycles, cars, and airplanes
- Product liability from negligent designers, manufacturers, or sellers
- Exposure to hazardous conditions or substances in the workplace
- Criminal behavior
Each state has their own wrongful death statute that determines how soon after the death a lawsuit must be filed. In Montana, you must file a wrongful death lawsuit within three years of the death of your loved one.
Why Hire a Wrongful Death Attorney?
If a jury finds that wrongful death has occurred, a spouse or next of kin may be eligible to receive compensation. Seeking financial restitution can help provide for your future in this time of struggle, as well as hold responsible parties accountable. We can help you assess every aspect of your loved one’s death to ensure that you are compensated for both monetary and emotional losses.
Economic damages in a wrongful death suit include any costs associated with the death, such as:
- Loss of support or services that the deceased person provided
- Loss of prospect of inheritance
- Medical costs resulting from injury
- Funeral and burial expenses
- Loss of deceased person’s income
- Loss of care provided by deceased person
The extent of economic damages is determined by the jury based on the age of the deceased person, their health conditions, earning capacity, and life expectancy. The amount decided upon by the jury is also subject to adjustments by the court, and it is imperative that you contact a wrongful death attorney who can illustrate the true extent of your losses. We can help you compile evidence and expert witnesses such as economists to pursue your damages.
If a loved one has been a victim of wrongful death, an attorney can build a compelling case on your behalf in order to help you receive compensation for your monetary and emotional losses.
In addition to monetary compensation that can be awarded in a wrongful death lawsuit, you may also be eligible to receive non-economic damages. These damages are dependent on the condition and incidents leading to the victim’s death, including the severity of their pain. Non-economic compensation will benefit the estate of the deceased person. A wrongful death attorney can help you quantify non-economic pain and suffering to compensate you for emotional losses in addition to your monetary losses.
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If a loved one has been a victim of wrongful death, an attorney can build a compelling case on your behalf in order to help you receive compensation for your monetary and emotional losses. Call our office at (406) 452-2345 or contact us online to schedule a complimentary review of your case.