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Wrongful Death Lawsuits

Written by Kathleen Gagne
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Wrongful death lawsuits may be filed whenever there is a reasonable suspicion that a person's death was the direct result of the negligence or criminal activities of another person or persons. In order to prove a wrongful death claim, the survivors must file the lawsuit within a specified amount of time as mandated by their particular state. This mandated period of time is called a statute of limitation, and even valid claims may not be filed after it expires.

Wrongful Death Lawsuits Attorneys

Wrongful death is sometimes difficult to prove and wrongful death attorneys often have a team of investigators and experts in many fields who can provide the evidence and documentation that is needed to make the case. As with other civil claims, the responsibility for proving the claim in wrongful death lawsuits rests on the plaintiffs. If a wrongful death attorney takes your case, she will do so because she believes the case has merit and that the claim can be proven with the help of investigators.

If you are considering filing a wrongful death claim, it's a good idea to search for an attorney on the Internet. There are many law firms across the country that will take cases in all 50 states and that bring with them dedication and expertise. You need an attorney or law firm that has significant trial experience, one that will bring the case all the way to the courtroom on your behalf.

Winning Wrongful Death Lawsuits

When a claimant wins a wrongful death lawsuit, the settlement may be in the millions of dollars. In addition, winning a wrongful death lawsuit can sometimes have further consequences for the defendants. In some cases, the merits of the lawsuit itself may be strong enough to result in criminal charges being brought against the defendants.

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