Losing a loved one is never easy. It is even worse when it is a sudden loss due to someone’s negligence. The financial strain on families can be devastating. The Iowa Wrongful Death Lawyers of VanDerGinst Law can help. No amount of money can ease your grief if you have lost a loved one. But, we may be able to ease the financial burdens.
A Wrongful death action may be filed when someone intentionally or negligently causes the death of another person. A wrongful death may be caused by someone’s actions or by their inactions. Wrongful death actions may arise due to any number of situations including but not limited to: hazards that exist on someone’s property, medical malpractice, motor vehicle accidents, dangerous products or pharmaceuticals, and environmental factors such as asbestos and lead poisoning.
Wrongful death actions may be filed by the decedent’s family or by the representatives of the decedent’s estate. The purpose of a wrongful death action is to compensate those who have suffered emotionally and/or financially from the death. States differ as to who may file a wrongful death lawsuit, who is entitled to recover damages, and the amount of money that can be recovered.
In some states, a separate case may exist in addition to the wrongful death action, called a survival action. This allows the estate of the decedent to recover damages for the conscious pain and suffering a decedent may have experienced before he or she died.
If you suspect that your loved one’s death was someone else’s fault, call VanDerGinst Law at 1-866-843-7367 or click here for a FREE online case evaluation. The initial consultation is free of charge. If we do not win your wrongful death case there is no attorney fee. In many cases a lawsuit must be filed before an applicable expiration date, known as a statute of limitations. So please call right away to ensure that you do not waive your right to possible compensation.