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At LDM, we understand the significance of handling very serious claims involving the loss of life. When a family member is lost because of the negligent conduct of another person or persons, not only is there confusion about the rights that they may have, but there is also confusion about whether to move forward with the wrongful death claim itself.  In injury cases involving medical bills, lost wages, pain and suffering, it is a lot less complicated to analyze the damages as opposed to a case involving the loss of a life.  

In a wrongful death case, there is absolutely no amount of money that will ever make up for that kind of loss.  Even so, money damages are the only way that civil law establishes a method for valuing the loss of life.  This system and these laws are here for the purpose of compensating for the loss of life as well as holding the at-fault or negligent party(s) accountable for their unlawful and negligent conduct.

At LDM, we understand how to navigate the legal system and the insurance company tactics that are set up to minimize compensation for clients.  Compensation from a successful wrongful death case can be used to help the deceased’s family as they attempt to move forward from their loss. Again, while no amount of money will ever replace what has been lost, this compensation can be used for very important family needs. 

The law relating to wrongful death attempts to provide compensation for the full value of the life that was lost. A wrongful death claim belongs to the surviving spouse, children, parent, or heirs of the deceased person.  Please understand that even the most experienced personal injury attorneys, trial lawyers and lawyers handling wrongful death cannot initially advise about potential case value.  There are too many unknown factors that ultimately determine a final amount of compensation paid in a wrongful death case. Please know that we will work hard to secure as much compensation as possible and provide more information about potential case value after we have investigated and worked on the case.   

The amount of time it will take to resolve an action for wrongful death is unknown. Just as there are factors that determine potential case value, there are also issues that impact the amount of time it takes before a case can be resolved. In some cases, it may be possible to resolve a claim in a matter of months.  In other situations, it could take a year or longer.

Most cases can be resolved without having to file a lawsuit or go to trial. If a case should require litigation, it would certainly be safe to assume that it is more likely than not to require a more substantial amount of time compared to a case than can be settled out of court. Do not assume your case falls into either category.  We will know more about the case’s path for resolution after we have begun our work. 

Wrongful death cases are complex and very important.  We understand the significance of these cases and what they mean to our clients. Our office provides client focused and compassionate representation.  We will do everything we can to help our clients move forward after suffering a significant loss.  This includes investigating the case and using our experience and resources to obtain the best possible resolution, as well as the compensation that the client is entitled to.

Wrongful death cases are complicated and require experience in dealing with the big insurance companies that are often involved with these types of cases.   We have over 40 years of experience dealing with insurance companies and wrongful death matters.  At LDM, we offer free consultations and encourages anyone with a potential wrongful death claim or other negligence case to contact us immediately