Wrongful Death Questions & Answers by State

Wrongful Death Questions & Answers

Q: Can I sue insurance Co for wrongful death.

1 Answer | Asked in Wrongful Death for Ohio on Jul 26, 2015

Answered on Jul 28, 2015

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Adam Studnicki's answer
The person who shot the marine is responsible civilly and criminally. There may be restitution available through the criminal process. Insurance typically doesn't cover intentional acts like this. A local injury lawyer can confirm.

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Q: If a wrongful death happened in Washington do I have to find an attorney there or can find one in the state I live?

1 Answer | Asked in Wrongful Death for Washington on Apr 2, 2015

Answered on Jul 21, 2015

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Adam Studnicki's answer
If a case is filed, it will have to filed in Washington. So you can work with a WA lawyer directly, or a local lawyer who may have to co-counsel with a Washington lawyer.

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Q: my 12 year son was misdinose and died in 2010 can I still file a clam

1 Answer | Asked in Wrongful Death for California on Apr 14, 2015

Answered on Jul 21, 2015

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Adam Studnicki's answer
I'm sorry for your loss. There are strict deadlines for making legal claims. It may be too late, but talk to a CA medical malpractice lawyer ASAP to make sure!

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Q: Is an estate required on a wrongful death settlement in Alabama?

1 Answer | Asked in Wrongful Death for Alabama on Apr 17, 2015

Answered on Jul 21, 2015

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Adam Studnicki's answer
In AZ, those are two separate things if there are surviving statutory beneficiaries. Talk to an Alabama injury lawyer ASAP to see how it works in Alabama.

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Q: My son was showing obvious signs of alcohol positioning and no one called for help. He was found dead the next morning

1 Answer | Asked in Wrongful Death for Alabama on May 26, 2015

Answered on Jul 21, 2015

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Adam Studnicki's answer
Talk to a local injury lawyer ASAP to determine if actionable negligence was involved.

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Q: My husband committed suicide while incarcerated at santa rita jail, and its been a year already what option do i have,

1 Answer | Asked in Wrongful Death for California on Apr 19, 2015

Answered on Jul 21, 2015

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Adam Studnicki's answer
Talk to a local personal injury lawyer asap. There are strict deadlines for making legal claims, and those deadlines can be much shorter for claims against public entities and employees.

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Q: Can my daughters mother sign a power of attorney over to me in a wrongful death suit

1 Answer | Asked in Wrongful Death for Mississippi on Jul 15, 2015

Answered on Jul 18, 2015

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Adam Studnicki's answer
More information is needed to answer this. Talk to a local injury lawyer about the wrongful death case.

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Q: I am looking to reopen the investigation into my mothers death what do I need to do?

1 Answer | Asked in Wrongful Death for North Carolina on May 29, 2015

Answered on Jul 14, 2015

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Adam Studnicki's answer
Sorry for your loss. You can speak to the authorities and/or hire an investigator.

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Q: Am I entitled to money from a wrongful death lawsuit that my brother started thats about our mother?

1 Answer | Asked in Wrongful Death for West Virginia on Jun 6, 2015

Answered on Jul 14, 2015

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Adam Studnicki's answer
Sorry for your loss. You should talk to your own lawyer asap! Schedule a consultation with a WV injury lawyer. Most offer free consultations.

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Q: is a employer liable if a employee died while on the clock at his job site

1 Answer | Asked in Wrongful Death for Hawaii on Jun 10, 2015

Answered on Jul 14, 2015

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Adam Studnicki's answer
If it was job-related, then workers' comp would normally apply. You can verify with a local injury and/or workers' comp lawyer.

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Q: son in law filed a wrongful death suit for my daughter dying. The case was settled how can I obtain the records? In WY?

1 Answer | Asked in Wrongful Death for Wyoming on Jun 24, 2015

Answered on Jul 14, 2015

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Adam Studnicki's answer
Sorry for your loss. Talk to a local injury lawyer ASAP! Most injury lawyers offer free consultations.

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Q: Can I as an adult reopen a case where my mother was killed when I was a child

1 Answer | Asked in Wrongful Death for North Carolina on Jun 26, 2015

Answered on Jul 14, 2015

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Adam Studnicki's answer
More information is needed to answer this question. Generally speaking, it is difficult to "reopen" cases. However, talk to a NC injury lawyer to see if there is something that can be done in your specific circumstances. Be well.

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Q: Can you sue a ambulance company if the driver says protocol is one way and agency says protocols is the another way

1 Answer | Asked in Wrongful Death for California on Jun 29, 2015

Answered on Jul 14, 2015

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Adam Studnicki's answer
I'm sorry for your loss. Best to talk to a CA injury lawyer ASAP who is familiar with medical negligence cases. They can sort through the details and help you determine if there is a viable claim. Don't delay, as there are strict deadlines for making legal claims, and it takes time to investigate and prepare this type of case.

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Q: The Dr.s discharged, my son after an adnoid surgery, and sent us home with his oxygen setthat 60 percent while sleeping.

1 Answer | Asked in Wrongful Death for Minnesota on Jul 5, 2015

Answered on Jul 14, 2015

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Adam Studnicki's answer
Sorry for your loss. Statutes of limitation vary by state and type of claim. Best to talk to a local injury lawyer asap. It can take a lawyer some time to investigate and get a case ready to file, especially medical malpractice cases. Generally speaking, a lawyer is less likely to take a case if there is not enough time to prepare it before the legal deadline expires.

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Q: My father in law died suspiciously while incarcerated. ..who has the right to file wrongful death

1 Answer | Asked in Wrongful Death for Texas on Jun 29, 2015

Answered on Jul 14, 2015

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Adam Studnicki's answer
Sorry for your loss. Each state has their own rules on who qualifies as a potential person to sue for wrongful death. For example, in AZ, it's parents, spouses and children. Talk to a TX injury lawyer ASAP to see if there is a viable claim. Remember there are strict deadlines for making legal claims, and those deadlines can be much sorter for claims against governmental entities.

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Q: Does my ex have rights to my wrongful death claim I filed in Florida for our son I am the executor admin n personal rep

1 Answer | Asked in Wrongful Death for Florida on Jul 11, 2015

Answered on Jul 12, 2015

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Robert Jason De Groot's answer
You should ask the wrongful death attorney that you hired. The ex might have a claim too.

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Q: can both parents sue you in a wrongful death and the fact that I did not have any insurance

1 Answer | Asked in Wrongful Death for Georgia on Jun 15, 2015

Answered on Jun 17, 2015

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John M DeProspo's answer
Yes, both parents can sue you whether you have insurance or not.

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