The Law Office of Matthew L. Sharp represents the surviving family members of individuals who are killed by the negligence of people, products and/or companies. If you feel that your loved one’s death was due to a preventable cause, you may be eligible to seek compensation by filing a wrongful death lawsuit. To learn more, contact Reno wrongful death lawyer Matthew L. Sharp for a free evaluation of your case.
Whether or not the death of a loved one was caused by an intentional act, unintentional mistake, or by a faulty product, the heirs of the deceased are lawfully entitled to be compensated for the negligence of another person or company. This includes family of the decedent such as surviving spouses, children and, in some cases, parents.
The laws regarding disposition of the compensation vary from state to state. The decedent’s Will also determines the distribution to the distributes (usually the immediate family).
All states in wrongful death situations have the following requirements:
Many circumstances may be blamed for a wrongful death, including:
When a wrongful death occurs, the surviving family members can file a lawsuit against the responsible parties, which can include one or more persons or a company such as a product manufacturer. Financial compensation can be given to pay for:
Each state has its own deadline on when a wrongful death lawsuit can be filed; this is called statute of limitations. To avoid missing the deadline, it is best to find a lawyer as soon as possible after the person has died.
Mr. Sharp realizes that the death of a loved one is a sad, emotional event. Going through a long drawn out legal battle is probably the last thing on your mind. If someone you love died as a result of negligence, Mr. Sharp will serve as your advocate during all of the legal proceedings so you can focus on healing and moving forward with your life.
While financial compensation won’t bring your loved one back, it can help ease the stress of the situation and cover the expense of medical bills, funeral costs and other financial losses.