Washington, D.C. Wrongful Death Lawyers
Are you struggling to cope with the devastating loss of a loved one due to someone else’s negligence or wrongdoing?
At Purely Legal, we understand that no amount of compensation can bring back your loved one or take away your pain, but we’re here to fight for justice on your behalf.
Our Washington, D.C. wrongful death lawyers have years of experience in this field and are committed to ensuring you receive the compensation and closure you deserve. We will work tirelessly to hold those responsible accountable and bring you the peace of mind you need to move forward.
If you’re ready to take the first step toward healing, contact Purely Legal in Washington, D.C. today. Our team is here to listen, support, and fight for you.
Who Can Make a Wrongful Death Claim in the District of Columbia?
In Washington, D.C., a wrongful death claim may be brought by a personal representative of the deceased person’s estate. Typically the personal representative is the individual appointed in the deceased’s will.
If no will exists, the personal representative is appointed by the court.
In most cases, this could include:
- The deceased’s surviving spouse
- The surviving children of the deceased
- The surviving parents of the deceased
- The surviving siblings of the deceased
- Any other surviving blood relatives or adoptive relatives of the deceased
It is important to contact Purely Legal as soon as possible after the death of a loved one to ensure that a wrongful death claim is filed promptly.
Compensation Available in D.C. Wrongful Death Cases
Compensation available in a wrongful death claim depends on the circumstances of the case.
Generally, the compensation available in a wrongful death claim includes:
- Funeral and burial expenses for the deceased
- Loss of financial support the deceased provided to their survivors (can include lost wages, benefits, and future income)
- Loss of companionship and guidance of the deceased to their survivors
- Pain and suffering experienced before their death
- Punitive damages to punish the responsible party for their wrongful actions
It is important to consult with an experienced wrongful death attorney to determine the compensation available.
Who Can Be Held Liable in Wrongful Death Claims?
Wrongful death claims can be made when a person’s death is caused by the negligent or intentional act of another person. In these cases, the person or entity responsible for the death can be held liable and may face civil and criminal penalties.
The liable party can include individuals, companies, and/or governmental entities.
An individual can be held liable for wrongful death if they commit a negligent act or an intentional act resulting in another person’s death.
Examples of negligent acts can include driving under the influence of alcohol, medical malpractice, or failing to follow safety protocols. Examples of intentional acts can include assault, battery, and murder.
Companies can be held liable for wrongful death if their negligence or intentional act results in death. Examples of negligence can include failure to provide a safe working environment or faulty products, while examples of intentional acts can include wrongful termination or discrimination.
Governmental entities can be held liable for wrongful death if their negligence or intentional act results in death. Examples of negligence can include failing to maintain public roads or public buildings, while examples of intentional acts can include false arrest and detainment.
How to Know if You Have a Valid Wrongful Death Case in Washington, D.C.
Determining whether you have a valid wrongful death claim isn’t always clear-cut.
Here are a few ways to determine if you have a case:
- Was the death of your loved one caused by the negligence or intentional act of another person or company?
- Is there evidence to show that there was a duty of care owed to the deceased that was breached?
- Is there evidence to show that the deceased suffered damages as a result of the breach of duty?
- Is there evidence to show that the deceased’s death was caused by the breach of duty of care?
- Is there someone to bring a wrongful death claim on behalf of the deceased?
If you can answer “yes” to each of these questions, you may have a wrongful death case. However, the best way to know is by contacting our wrongful death lawyers at Purely Legal for a FREE consultation today.
Why Choose Purely Legal to Represent You?
At Purely Legal, we understand how devastating it can be to lose a loved one due to another’s negligence or wrongdoing. We are here to help you seek justice and recover the compensation you deserve.
Here’s why you should choose us to represent you in a wrongful death claim:
- Extensive experience — Our team of highly experienced attorneys has handled a range of wrongful death cases, giving us the knowledge and expertise to secure a favorable outcome for you.
- Compassionate representation — We understand how difficult it is to navigate the legal process after the death of a loved one, and will provide you with the support and guidance you need throughout the entire process.
- Results-driven approach — Our attorneys will work tirelessly to ensure the best possible outcome for your case.
- No upfront costs — We understand that you may be concerned about the costs of pursuing a wrongful death claim.
Contact Purely Legal today to discuss your legal options if you have lost a loved one due to another’s negligence or wrongdoing. We are here to help you seek justice and recover the compensation you deserve.
Contact Experienced Washington, D.C. Wrongful Death Attorneys
Don’t settle for anything less than justice! If you or a loved one has been the victim of wrongful death, don’t wait to seek legal assistance.
Take action now with our team at Purely Legal.
We are dedicated to helping you get the justice and compensation you deserve. Contact us today to learn more.