The basis of a wrongful death claim

On Behalf of | Oct 6, 2021 | Personal Injury

Losing a loved one is a tragic time for a Delaware family, and it can be difficult to see how one will ever be able to pick up the pieces and move forward. The unexpected loss will bring emotional pain and duress, but it can also leave your family with financial difficulty as well. If your loved one died as a result of the actions of another person, it is possible you have grounds to pursue compensation through a wrongful death claim. 

How can you know if you have a claim? 

If one has reason to believe the fatal event was the result of the reckless or negligent actions of another person, it is possible there are grounds to move forward with a claim. In order to have a successful wrongful death claim, there must be the following: 

  • The death of a family member 
  • Evidence the death was caused by another person or party 
  • Documentation of the financial suffering caused by the death 
  • The appointment of someone to act on behalf of the estate 

The loss of a loved one is not automatically grounds for a wrongful death claim. A careful evaluation of the event will determine if there is a legitimate reason to pursue legal action. 

Those left behind 

Family members and loved ones may experience different types of loss after an unexpected death. While a wrongful death claim cannot undo the damage done, the compensation can allow a family to put the pieces back together. It is beneficial to have the assistance and support of a knowledgeable Delaware personal injury attorney throughout the claims process.