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Wrongful Death FAQ’s

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When it comes to a wrongful death claim, many people have questions and don’t know where to begin. Some of these questions are very common and we have the answers to those common questions as well as any other complication questions you may have. Here are some of the more common FAQs about wrongful death cases. 

Question 1: What is a wrongful death action?

Wrongful death actions are action lawsuits that are filed on behalf of the deceased. This can be filed by relatives and next of kin. Since the law recognizes that relatives of the deceased have been deprived of seeing their loved one ever again, wrongful death actions allow them to recover from such trauma with the income of the deceased.

Question 2: What are the most common causes of wrongful death?

There are a few causes of wrongful death. The following would include:

  • Medical error or negligence from narcotics, irresponsible caretaking or defective medical devices 
  • Death that occurs at work 
  • Death from violent acts or defective products
  • Car accidents 

Question 3: Who pays in a wrongful death suit?

When it comes to a wrongful death lawsuit, normally the insurance company of a person who is at fault reimburses the other affected party. Furthermore,  this policy can also work for medical malpractices in which the insurance providers of doctors and hospitals will pay back the damages done to a patient.    

Questions 4: What is a survival action?

A survival action doesn’t actually mean that you’re surviving on your own, but rather filing an action lawsuit that can assist bereaved families with compensation for financial of our final projects. 

Questions 5: Who Can File a Wrongful Death Lawsuit?

The following family members can file a claim:

  • The spouse of the deceased can file a lawsuit.
  • The decedent’s children can file as long as one-half of their support came from the deceased.
  • The grandchildren of the decedent can file if the parent predeceased the decedent.
  • The deceased’s parents can also file as long as they received support from the decedent.

Turn to the Morris Law Firm When a Loved One Dies

The staff and the legal team at Morris Law are here to serve you when a loved one dies. Call us at (843) 232-0944 to schedule a free case review. You can also reach out to us online

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