Wrongful Death Questions & Answers by State

Wrongful Death Questions & Answers

Q: Is wife of deceased sibling entitled to money from civil suit pertaining to deceased mother

1 Answer | Asked in Wrongful Death for Kentucky on
Answered on Feb 16, 2016

Timing may make a difference. Talk to a local lawyer about the specifics ASAP.

Please Take Notice: I am not your lawyer unless we enter into an engagement agreement in writing. This is only general information. It is NOT legal advice, and it may not work for your specific situation. It is impossible to evaluate a legal problem without a comprehensive consultation and review of all the relevant facts and documents. I strongly encourage you to consult with a local lawyer to get legal...
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Q: What is the statue of limitationsfor filing a law suit in New York Civil suit after a conviction of 2nd degree murde

1 Answer | Asked in Wrongful Death for New York on
Answered on Feb 6, 2016

Statutes of limitations are fact-specific. Talk to a local lawyer ASAP.

Please Take Notice: I am not your lawyer unless we enter into an engagement agreement in writing. This is only general information. It is NOT legal advice, and it may not work for your specific situation. It is impossible to evaluate a legal problem without a comprehensive consultation and review of all the relevant facts and documents. I strongly encourage you to consult with a local lawyer to get legal advice and...

Q: Can a wrongful death case be brought against emts in GA?

2 Answers | Asked in Wrongful Death for Georgia on
Answered on Feb 4, 2016

Yes you can sue. When did this happen? There is just a 2 year statute of limitations. I would suggest you find legal counsel immediately since these cases are very expensive (the attys. usually pay for all costs of litigation and are reimbursed in the settlement) and require a tremendous amount of legal expertise.

Q: if theres a murder suicide between husb.&wife can a wrngful deathlawsute filed?If so who can file&who can they file aga

1 Answer | Asked in Wrongful Death on
Answered on Feb 4, 2016

More information is needed to advise. Talk to a local injury lawyer.

Please Take Notice: I am not your lawyer unless we enter into an engagement agreement in writing. This is only general information. It is NOT legal advice, and it may not work for your specific situation. It is impossible to evaluate a legal problem without a comprehensive consultation and review of all the relevant facts and documents. I strongly encourage you to consult with a local lawyer to get legal advice and...
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Q: My wife's sister in AK bought a gun committed suicide questions about background check she had medical condition

1 Answer | Asked in Wrongful Death for Michigan on
Answered on Feb 4, 2016

A local injury lawyer can investigate and advise.

Please Take Notice: I am not your lawyer unless we enter into an engagement agreement in writing. This is only general information. It is NOT legal advice, and it may not work for your specific situation. It is impossible to evaluate a legal problem without a comprehensive consultation and review of all the relevant facts and documents. I strongly encourage you to consult with a local lawyer to get legal advice and help with your...
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Q: In a wrongful death litigation for the wrongful death of my husband. Is my criminal background admissible

1 Answer | Asked in Wrongful Death for Kansas on
Answered on Feb 4, 2016

The admissibility of evidence is fact-specific. Talk to a local lawyer.

Please Take Notice: I am not your lawyer unless we enter into an engagement agreement in writing. This is only general information. It is NOT legal advice, and it may not work for your specific situation. It is impossible to evaluate a legal problem without a comprehensive consultation and review of all the relevant facts and documents. I strongly encourage you to consult with a local lawyer to get legal advice and...
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Q: who receives the money from a wrongful lawsuit

1 Answer | Asked in Wrongful Death for Kentucky on
Answered on Jan 13, 2016

Each state is different. In AZ, parents, spouses and children have potential claims. Check with a local injury lawyer for your state.

Please Take Notice: I am not your lawyer unless we enter into an engagement agreement in writing. This is only general information. It is NOT legal advice, and it may not work for your specific situation. It is impossible to evaluate a legal problem without a comprehensive consultation and review of all the relevant facts and documents. I strongly...
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Q: Is it possible to get a case re-opened from 1979? Deemed a accident but it was murder.Happened at a cement plant..

1 Answer | Asked in Wrongful Death and Criminal Law for Michigan on
Answered on Jan 13, 2016

I believe criminal murder cases can be reopened. Might be too later to bring a civil claim, but check with a local criminal defense and/or injury lawyer.

Please Take Notice: I am not your lawyer unless we enter into an engagement agreement in writing. This is only general information. It is NOT legal advice, and it may not work for your specific situation. It is impossible to evaluate a legal problem without a comprehensive consultation and review of all the relevant facts and...
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Q: I filed for wrongful death case for my husband and it settled. His estranged daughter got some of the settlement

1 Answer | Asked in Wrongful Death for California on
Answered on Jan 13, 2016

Not clear what's going on. Check with your lawyer. If you're not getting straight answers, get a second opinion from someone who can look at the details.

Please Take Notice: I am not your lawyer unless we enter into an engagement agreement in writing. This is only general information. It is NOT legal advice, and it may not work for your specific situation. It is impossible to evaluate a legal problem without a comprehensive consultation and review of all the relevant facts and...
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Q: Is loss of child the same as wrongfull death? How long after the death can a case be filed?

1 Answer | Asked in Wrongful Death for Alabama on
Answered on Dec 28, 2015

All civil cases have deadlines. Best to talk to a lawyer asap.

Please Take Notice: I am not your lawyer unless we enter into an engagement agreement in writing. This is only general information. It is NOT legal advice, and it may not work for your specific situation. It is impossible to evaluate a legal problem without a comprehensive consultation and review of all the relevant facts and documents. I strongly encourage you to consult with a local lawyer to get legal advice and help...

Q: In a wrongful death accident can u sue the insurance company for pain and suffering

1 Answer | Asked in Wrongful Death for Texas on
Answered on Dec 28, 2015

Generally speaking, wrongful death cases are usually brought against the person who caused the death and not the insurance company. The insurance company for the responsible party defends the lawsuit. In many states, wrongful death cases are based on the lost relationship -- essentially, the pain and suffering of the surviving person. Generally, the pain and suffering of the person who dies is not a part of the claim. A local lawyer can advise based on local law.

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Q: Is an administratrix of estate for a wrongful death settlement in New Jersey entitled to monies from the settlement?

1 Answer | Asked in Wrongful Death for New Jersey on
Answered on Dec 28, 2015

You may want to ask under the Probate topic.

Please Take Notice: I am not your lawyer unless we enter into an engagement agreement in writing. This is only general information. It is NOT legal advice, and it may not work for your specific situation. It is impossible to evaluate a legal problem without a comprehensive consultation and review of all the relevant facts and documents. I strongly encourage you to consult with a local lawyer to get legal advice and help with your specific...

Q: Why would my wrongful death attorney drop a lawsuit after one and a half years and not even contact me.

1 Answer | Asked in Wrongful Death for Illinois on
Answered on Dec 28, 2015

Best to find another lawyer ASAP as there are strict deadlines for civil claims.

Please Take Notice: I am not your lawyer unless we enter into an engagement agreement in writing. This is only general information. It is NOT legal advice, and it may not work for your specific situation. It is impossible to evaluate a legal problem without a comprehensive consultation and review of all the relevant facts and documents. I strongly encourage you to consult with a local lawyer to get legal...
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Q: Were can i get wroful death documents

1 Answer | Asked in Wrongful Death for Illinois on
Answered on Dec 28, 2015

For what purpose? Are you looking to file a lawsuit? Injury lawyers give free consultations.

Please Take Notice: I am not your lawyer unless we enter into an engagement agreement in writing. This is only general information. It is NOT legal advice, and it may not work for your specific situation. It is impossible to evaluate a legal problem without a comprehensive consultation and review of all the relevant facts and documents. I strongly encourage you to consult with a local...
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Q: My mother passed away on 12/11/2015. She had Alzheimer's as well as congestive heart failure. Two valves were not

1 Answer | Asked in Wrongful Death on
Answered on Dec 28, 2015

Sorry to hear about that. More info is needed to evaluate. A local injury lawyer can review and advise.

Please Take Notice: I am not your lawyer unless we enter into an engagement agreement in writing. This is only general information. It is NOT legal advice, and it may not work for your specific situation. It is impossible to evaluate a legal problem without a comprehensive consultation and review of all the relevant facts and documents. I strongly encourage you to consult with a...
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Q: I'm a widow an I was told I couldn't get no benefit because we want marry long enough?

1 Answer | Asked in Wrongful Death for North Carolina on
Answered on Dec 10, 2015

I am sorry for your loss. I can't tell from your question what benefit you are trying to collect. Assuming wrongful death, the issue is one of damages. A long term, happy and stable, marriage represents a bigger financial loss than a new, untried, marriage. A wrongful death suit is about money, not about your personal or emotional loss. I am also assuming that you were asking the lawyer to take on the case on contingency? Depending on the facts of the case, most lawyers are not going to take a...
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Q: can I file a wrongful death case even though I am only the granddaughter and not in the will.... and settlement happens?

1 Answer | Asked in Wrongful Death for Pennsylvania on
Answered on Nov 20, 2015

Your question does not really make sense, and you need to consult a lawyer. However, (1) If there was a settlement of the involved claims, the matter is over; (2) There are two components to a death action-(a) wrongful death, and (b) survival action. In order to file a death action an estate must be opened and an executor (if there is a Will) or an administrator (if there is not a Will) must be appointed. The executor/administrator then must file the death action. The survival action is a...

Q: Are state governments which officially display or otherwise endorse the Confederate flag exposed to potential liability

1 Answer | Asked in Wrongful Death for Illinois on
Answered on Nov 18, 2015

There are typically short deadlines for making claims against public entities.

Please Take Notice: I am not your lawyer unless we enter into an engagement agreement in writing. This is only general information. It is NOT legal advice, and it may not work for your specific situation. It is impossible to evaluate a legal problem without a comprehensive consultation and review of all the relevant facts and documents. I strongly encourage you to consult with a local lawyer to get legal...
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Q: My grandfather died in Yonkers, New York on October 24, 1993. I believe that my sister allow him to die before his time

1 Answer | Asked in Wrongful Death for New York on
Answered on Nov 16, 2015

There are deadlines for making legal claims, but you can talk to a lawyer ASAP to see if you can still sue.

Please Take Notice: I am not your lawyer unless we enter into an engagement agreement in writing. This is only general information. It is NOT legal advice, and it may not work for your specific situation. It is impossible to evaluate a legal problem without a comprehensive consultation and review of all the relevant facts and documents. I strongly encourage you to consult with...

Q: what legal specialty would handle wrongful death

1 Answer | Asked in Wrongful Death for Texas on
Answered on Nov 16, 2015

Sorry for your loss. A personal injury lawyer is the type of lawyer that would handle a wrongful death lawsuit.

Please Take Notice: I am not your lawyer unless we enter into an engagement agreement in writing. This is only general information. It is NOT legal advice, and it may not work for your specific situation. It is impossible to evaluate a legal problem without a comprehensive consultation and review of all the relevant facts and documents. I strongly encourage you to consult...

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