What is a Wrongful Death Action
A wrongful death action is a special type of lawsuit brought when a victim with a compensable claim dies. Because the victim of the accident is deceased, they cannot pursue their legal rights themselves. The law allows a representative to bring an action on behalf of the now deceased victim. Any personal injury lawsuit can turn in to a wrongful death action if the victim dies before resolution of their case.
When Should You Contact An Attorney
Like any lawsuit, wrongful death claims are time sensitive. Failing to act in a timely manner may preclude you from recovering anything on behalf of your deceased loved one. In addition to the time constraints imposed by law, it is vitally important to contact an attorney is quickly as possible so that an appropriate amount of time can be spent investigating the causes of death and gathering as much evidence as possible. Contact the wrongful death attorneys at Johnson & Associates Law today. We will help analyze your case and provide you the expert legal advice you need at this trying and emotional time.