Wrongful Death

Wrongful-Death

Wrongful death is a legal term used to describe a death caused by the fault of another person. For example, deaths caused by car accidents, defective products, or a doctor's mistake may be "wrongful deaths".

Wrongful death lawsuits or claims are generally filed by family members or beneficiaries of the decedent. In some instances, these claims are filed in order to obtain monetary damages to cover the earnings the deceased person would have provided. Other damages that may be recovered include:

  • Expenses associated with the death, e.g., medical and funeral.
  • Lost benefits, such as insurance, from the death
  • Loss of inheritance from an untimely death
  • Pain, suffering or mental anguish suffered by the survivors of the decedent
  • Loss of companionship, care or protection

I understand the pain associated with losing a loved one. It is particularly painful when the loss is due to a tragic accident or mistake. If a family member died due to the fault of someone else, I can help to make sure you receive the compensation that you are entitled to as the surviving family members.

Settlements

Slip & Fall Accident

$325,000 Recovery. The client slipped and fell in an auto body shop after being directed to walk down a dark…

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Firm News

Sokol Law Firm settles unusual "slip and fall" case

January 23, 2015

My client was an 81 year old resident of an apartment building that housed senior citizens.  She was seriously injured when she…

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Testimonials

Sam B.

October 12, 2016

“I was referred to Roni a month before the statute of limitations was to run on my case, and Roni…

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