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Can File a Wrongful Death Lawsuit on Behalf of a Relative?

December 20, 2022

Typically, the personal representative who was named in the deceased's will is able to bring a wrongful death lawsuit on behalf of the decedent. The beneficiaries who might receive financial compensation from a wrongful death lawsuit include:

  • A spouse
  • A minor child
  • Adult children
  • Parents
  • Financial Dependents 

However, many people die without leaving a will and the state in which the death occurs will generally determine who can bring a wrongful death claim. Unintended accidents are one of the leading causes of fatalities in the United States. These can include car accidents, medical malpractice, premises liability accidents, dangerous product, construction accidents, and other types of accidents that often cause fatal injuries. A wrongful death lawsuit usually awards compensation for the following damages:

  • Loss of Love
  • Loss of Benefits 
  • Loss of Income
  • Pain and Suffering, and
  • Other Damages

Plaintiff's attorneys may use experts in order to calculate the assessed loss of income as well as many other damages that are important in bringing the claim.  

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