Wrongful Death Questions & Answers

Q: In florida how old do you have to be to get the money awarded to you from a wrongful death suite.

1 Answer | Asked in Wrongful Death for Florida on
Answered on Jul 23, 2017

This is a fairly general question. I assume that this question relates to the surviving child of a parent who died as a result of a wrongful death. In most states, the money awarded to a minor needs to be protected in some manner in a guardianship or an annuity prior to the time that the person reaches the age of 18. In most wrongful death cases, there is an attorney involved. Ask the attorney handle the case or contact a local attorney to review the particular facts and circumstances.
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Q: My ex-husband died in a car accident - am I allowed to make a wrongful death claim?

2 Answers | Asked in Wrongful Death for Indiana on
Answered on Jul 21, 2017

If you are divorced, no unless you are named executor of his estate. If he had minor children by you then you may file a claim on their behalf.
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Q: I'm the executor of an estate

4 Answers | Asked in Wrongful Death for California on
Answered on Jul 20, 2017

The executor would not sue. The parties to a wrongful death action are "the decedent’s surviving spouse, domestic partner, children, and issue of deceased children, or, if there is no surviving issue of the decedent, the persons, including the surviving spouse or domestic partner, who would be entitled to the property of the decedent by intestate succession."

https://leginfo.legislature.ca.gov/faces/codes_displaySection.xhtml?sectionNum=377.60.&lawCode=CCP

The executor...
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Q: My father died of lung cancer April 1 2013

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law and Wrongful Death for Michigan on
Answered on Jul 18, 2017

You need to contact the bar association for the state where the attorney is. Further, who is handling the estate?
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Q: I lost my deceased moms lawyer number and her settlement was ready for payout for her Baby Powder case. I had to get DC.

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law, Products Liability and Wrongful Death for Nevada on
Answered on Jul 18, 2017

If an estate was opened there would be a listing of the claim and the attorney. If they told you it was ready likely there were letters in her things about the case. If you know where the case was filed you can check the court dockets.
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Q: My husband died on the job out of state - where would we file a lawsuit if we decided to do it?

2 Answers | Asked in Wrongful Death and Workers' Compensation for California on
Answered on Jul 18, 2017

It depends on the facts, but you may be able to sue where he died, where he lived, or where the defendant lives/ does business. More details are necessary to provide a professional analysis of your issue. The best first step is an Initial Consultation with an Attorney such as myself. You can read more about me, my credentials, awards, honors, testimonials, and media appearances/ publications on my law practice website, www.AEesq.com. I practice law in CA, NY, MA, and DC in the following areas...
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Q: Can i be compensated for my daughters death by wrongful death law suit and a medicalmalpractice lawsuit my suffering

2 Answers | Asked in Personal Injury, Medical Malpractice and Wrongful Death on
Answered on Jul 13, 2017

It will depend on the particular facts and the surviving family members. Here is a link to a Nolo Article that provides an overview of California law. You should contact a local medical malpractice attorney in California. Most attorneys who handle these cases will provide you with a Free Consultation.

http://www.nolo.com/legal-encyclopedia/wrongful-death-lawsuits-california.html
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Q: Can I purchase a firearm within a day or two of getting off of probation?

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Constitutional Law and Wrongful Death for Pennsylvania on
Answered on Jul 13, 2017

The fact that you are off probation is meaningless. You were convicted of a crime that makes it illegal for you to purchase a firearm. If you have questions you should ask a local attorney.
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Q: If I think my husbands death was in part due to his families incomplete knowledge of his medical history due to failure

1 Answer | Asked in Libel & Slander, Medical Malpractice, Personal Injury and Wrongful Death on
Answered on Jul 13, 2017

Looks to me like the statute of limitations is long gone. To be sure speak with a member of the Texas Trial Lawyers. For what it's worth, I don't know that they had a duty to include you though it would have been the moral/ethical/religious thing to do.
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Q: If the Da doesn't proved the Motion of Discovery paperwork, what other motions could a lawyer submit to help his client

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Wrongful Death for New York on
Answered on Jul 8, 2017

Do you have a lawyer? If you don't feel confident in your lawyer, shop around. More details are necessary to provide a professional analysis of your issue. The best first step is an Initial Consultation with an Attorney such as myself. You can read more about me, my credentials, awards, honors, testimonials, and media appearances/ publications on my law practice website, www.AEesq.com. I practice law in CA, NY, MA, and DC in the following areas of law: Business & Contracts, Criminal Defense,...
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Q: my sister was murdered 28 years ago. it was a cold case for 25. they caught the guy whos dna was on my sisters body,

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Wrongful Death for California on
Answered on Jul 8, 2017

When did you learn his identity? The statute of limitations may have run out. More details are necessary to provide a professional analysis of your issue. The best first step is an Initial Consultation with an Attorney such as myself. You can read more about me, my credentials, awards, honors, testimonials, and media appearances/ publications on my law practice website, www.AEesq.com. I practice law in CA, NY, MA, and DC in the following areas of law: Business & Contracts, Criminal Defense,...
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Q: What are the types of accidents that can lead to a wrongful death case?

2 Answers | Asked in Wrongful Death for Illinois on
Answered on Jul 7, 2017

If you think you have a case contact a member of the Illinois Trial Lawyers Assn--they give free consultations.

Short answer is a death that is caused by the carelessness of another person or corporation.
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Q: Do you have to make a police report to file a wrongful death lawsuit?

2 Answers | Asked in Wrongful Death for Florida on
Answered on Jul 7, 2017

That question really cannot be answered without considerably more facts. You really need to consult with an attorney regarding this case. You should not attempt to handle this on your own.

Daniel Berman

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Q: What is the deadline to sue for a wrongful death?

1 Answer | Asked in Wrongful Death for Texas on
Answered on Jul 6, 2017

Generally, I believe it's two years, however you should contact a member of the Texas Trial Lawyers Association --they give free consultations.
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Q: How do you prove a wrongful death?

1 Answer | Asked in Wrongful Death for Missouri on
Answered on Jul 6, 2017

The same way you prove other cases. With evidence. If you think you have a case, contact a member of the Mo. Assn for Justice--they give free consultations.
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Q: Is there anything that can be done about a family nurse practitioner not following opioid prescribing guidelines?

1 Answer | Asked in Wrongful Death for Arizona on
Answered on Jul 6, 2017

Contact a member of the Az Trial Lawyers Assn--they give free consults.
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Q: Can I get my dog back?

1 Answer | Asked in Animal / Dog Law and Wrongful Death for Texas on
Answered on Jul 6, 2017

Up to the shelter.
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Q: I allowed my step daughter to be an executor for my late husbands small estate so she could get medical records to have

1 Answer | Asked in Estate Planning and Wrongful Death on
Answered on Jun 30, 2017

You ask the court to change executors though I'm not hearing that she did something wrong.
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Q: My front door neighbor dog got out and broke my fence and dragged my dog out. She eas immediately taken to the vet

1 Answer | Asked in Animal / Dog Law and Wrongful Death for Texas on
Answered on Jun 30, 2017

You have a trespass action; why not start with the dog warden or animal control?
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Q: : Is there a time limit to file a lawsuit in nj for a wrongful death that may have been caused by a police department?

1 Answer | Asked in Wrongful Death for New Jersey on
Answered on Jun 30, 2017

Would be governed by the tort claims act; contact a member of the NJ Assn for Justice in your area--they give free consults. I believe it's two years; there are notice requirements (90 days I believe, but there are ways notice is "deemed."). Get the free consult.
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