Wrongful death is a tort that claims damages from any person or persons who negligently or through a direct act or omission, causes the death of another. The death itself may be immediate or a delayed result of someone's negligence or misconduct. The death may be unintentional or intentional and may happen in the blink of any eye or be prolonged over a long period of time.
At Webb & D'Orazio, we have over 50 years experience handling cases of this nature. We strive to obtain the maximum amount of money damages for our clients effective and swiftly. Our experience provides us with the knowledge and skills necessary to gain the maximum settlement for our clients without having to file suit. However, should a pre-suit settlement not occur we are prepared to aggressively litigate with the insurance company or others and when necessary try your case before a jury. You know you will get preeminent personal service when your case is handled by Webb & D'Orazio.
Relatives of the deceased usually file a wrongful death lawsuit and the administrator/executor of the deceased's estate may recover damages under this statute. Usually the action is started within 3 years from the date of the death, or within 3 years of when the executor/administrator knew (or should have known) the facts of the death in order to file an action.
A personal injury has the ability to turn into a wrongful death lawsuit on the drop of a dime. Only a lawyer with extensive experience in this area will be able to assist you in filing your claim under the Wrongful Death Statute. Once the claim reaches a settlement stage, any compensation is paid to the dependants of the deceased.
It's important to speak with an attorney about a wrongful death lawsuit, as there is a statute of limitations for filing in each state. Knowing what the statute says avoids the potential loss of the ability to file a wrongful death claim.
Please contact Robert F. Webb or John D'Orazio at 800-321-5685 for a free consultation.
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