Future earnings are just one type of damage you can claim. However, how much you can recover will depend on the insurance coverages available as well as the defendant’s assets. Call a lawyer to discuss thecaim.
There are many factors that go into an estimated future income when someone dies before they reach the workforce. In most cases, the attorney on the side of the deceased will hire experts in the area and gather evidence to support an estimate that...Read more »
Yes, and his estate has a claim it can pursue as well. Consult a lawyer in the state where your father lived at the time of his death, or alternatively, in the state where the accident happened, and proceed from there.
Ordinarily, lump sum amounts recovered for compensatory damages awarded in wrongful death claims are not taxable. If the recovery is not related to compensation for personal injuries, but for economic losses like lost wages, and the dollar amount is separately stated in the recovery, then those...Read more »
By statute, a discharged lawyer is entitled to reasonable compensation for the time expended, plus any out-of-pocket costs advanced in connection with the representation. Ordinarily, your new counsel works out the compensation with your old counsel. This can be however your new counsel is willing...Read more »
Depends in part on how strong the case is- but medical malpractice cases (particularly involving death) are typically a lot of work even if the case looks like a strong one. Some attorneys charge 33 1/3%. Plus, unless there is a very early settlement, expenses (particularly for expert witness...Read more »
No- the death could be caused purposefully. But if it was caused during the course of employment, by medical professionals, or by government employees, the case would have different procedures/standards.
Any person within the class of persons permitted to file under the wrongful death statute. Basically, those persons are: the wife, husband, parent, and child of the deceased person. If there are none of those, then any person related by blood or marriage who was substantially dependent upon the...Read more »
If you are within the statutory degree of familial relationship to the person who died in an incident that was wrongfully/negligently caused by another, then you can sue. Even if any other person statutorily allowed to sue files a claim, all other living persons within the statutory class of...Read more »
You can’t file a wrongful death action, but you should retain counsel immediately to begin gathering and securing all the evidence and proof you will need. Claims like this need immediate attention to identify witnesses, lock in statements, preserve video evidence if any, etc.
You mean, the fetus is/will be the child of the person (the father?) who suffered the wrongful death? I would wait until the child is born, then file the suit on the child's behalf. If you mean the unborn fetus was the one who wrongfully died, then there would be other issues, and in Maryland,...Read more »
It is each heir's option, but if all can agree to the percentage share of any recovery, then it would be more efficient for one lawyer to handle the entire claim, and may reduce costs and fees for all. However, if those entitled by statute to participate cannot agree or get along, then disputes...Read more »
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