Wrongful Death

Action to Recover Damages from a Party for Causing a Death of Family Member

The passing of a loved one can create an extremely distressing period of time for the family of the deceased, especially when the loss is due to someone else’s negligence. The last thing you want is a financial burden on top of your emotional stress. Medical expenses, funeral costs, and lost income can create an extremely unfavorable financial situation, but you are likely entitled to compensation to help offset these costs.

Wrongful Death Accidents

A wrongful death results when another individual’s negligence causes or contributes to the death of another person. Even though they may be unintentional, an individual’s actions may be held legally at fault for a failure to respect another person’s health or safety. Wrongful deaths are frequently seen with motor vehicle accidents, product liability cases, and medical malpractice. 

Many times, if the death was reasonably avoidable and caused in part by the negligence of another individual or company, you have the basis for a wrongful death claim. Families who bring a wrongful death action may be entitled to recover financial compensation for medical costs incurred, funeral and burial expenses, the loss of love, companionship, services, and society of the one who dies, plus the value of the earnings the decedent would have earned if he or she had lived. 

Contact a Waterloo Wrongful Death Attorney

If you are seeking a wrongful death attorney, you can trust a lawyer from DBSH  for informed legal counsel and dedicated and effective representation. Call us at (319) 234-4471 or contact us online for a free consultation. You can also submit an Initial Consultation Form, which allows our attorneys to assist you more efficiently. 

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