Wrongful Death Attorneys
Seeking Justice for Families Nationwide
Nothing is more difficult than losing a loved one unexpectedly; knowing that your loved one’s death could have been prevented can make the healing process that much more difficult. You need answers, and your family needs justice.
At Lowe Law Firm, we understand that nothing can ever negate what you have been through, and there is no amount of financial recovery that could ever compensate you for your loss. However, the death of your loved one has probably led to significant financial difficulties in addition to the immeasurable emotional pain you and your family have experienced. A wrongful death claim can allow you to recover compensation for both economic and non-economic damages in the wake of your loved one’s death. It can also provide a much-needed sense of justice and allow you to begin the healing process.
At Lowe Law Firm, we can help you understand your rights and options after the death of a loved one. If you believe your family member died as a result of someone else’s negligent or wrongful actions, we can help you determine if you have grounds to file a wrongful death claim. And, most importantly, we will help you navigate this process, answering your questions and guiding you every step of the way.
What Makes a Death “Wrongful?”
While different state laws have slightly different wording, most laws agree that a death is considered “wrongful” if it was the result of negligence or wrongful actions or inactions. In other words, if a death could have—and should have—been prevented, it is a wrongful death.
Wrongful death claims can arise from all types of accidents and incidents, including but not limited to:
- Car accidents
- Bicycle accidents
- Dangerous drugs
- Dog bites
- Motorcycle accidents
- Nursing home negligence
- Pedestrian accidents
- Defective products
- Slip and falls
- Truck accidents
At Lowe Law Firm, we assist clients nationwide with all types of wrongful death claims. We understand just how difficult this time is for you and your family, which is why we offer personalized care and support from start to finish.
Who Can File a Wrongful Death Claim?
Each state has different laws regarding exactly who can bring a wrongful death claim; in some states, certain surviving family members, dependents, and heirs can file a claim and in others, only the personal representative of the deceased’s estate can bring a claim. That being said, in most states, certain individuals can recover compensation for damages they have suffered as a result of their loved one’s death. When the personal representative of the estate must file the claim, damages are sought by the personal representative on behalf of the eligible family members, dependents, or heirs or the estate itself.
You may be able to file a wrongful death claim if you are one of the following individuals:
- The surviving spouse of the deceased
- The surviving child of the deceased
- The surviving parent or guardian of the deceased
- Any surviving dependent of the deceased, such as a step-child, putative spouse, sibling, etc.
- A surviving heir of the deceased, meaning you would be entitled to inherit from the estate
- The personal representative of the deceased’s estate
Our wrongful death attorneys can help you determine your legal rights based on state laws and other relevant factors. We have extensive experience and understand the various laws regarding wrongful death throughout the United States.
Damages in Wrongful Death Claims
Again, where you live, as well as other factors present in the accident/incident that led to your loved one’s death, will play a role in available damages.
In most cases, eligible individuals can recover the following damages in a wrongful death case:
- Medical expenses associated with the deceased’s final care/treatment related to fatal injuries
- Funeral/burial expenses
- Loss of love and companionship
- Loss of expected inheritance
- Loss of financial support and/or income
- Loss of the value of household services provided by the deceased
- Emotional trauma and anguish
- Loss of consortium
In some cases, you may be able to also seek punitive damages. Punitive damages are meant to punish the liable person/party when their egregious negligence or extreme recklessness led to the death of your loved one. They are also meant to help ensure that similar incidents do not occur again in the future.
How Our Firm Can Help
After the unexpected death of a loved one, you are likely feeling lost, confused, and unsure of where to turn. You may feel understandably overwhelmed by the prospect of navigating the legal process. At Lowe Law Firm, we understand that filing a wrongful death claim may not be your number one priority right now; because of this, we are dedicated to handling all of the complexities of your case so that you can focus on healing and moving forward.
Our team of national wrongful death lawyers is here to answer your questions and provide the advice and advocacy you need and deserve. Over the years, we have successfully recovered millions of dollars for our clients. We are proud to celebrate our clients’ victories because they demonstrate the ways in which we have been able to help real people navigate some of the toughest times in their lives—and come out the other side. We want to help you, too. Our team is ready to hear your story and provide you with the information and guidance you need, no cost, and no pressure. There are no fees unless we win your case, guaranteed. We are able to travel to you if needed, and we provide legal services in both English and Spanish.
A Sense of Understanding
We will step into your shoes to better understand your goals and effectively fight for the justice that you deserve in your case.
A Client-First Philosophy
Our team is prepared to do whatever is necessary to ensure your comfort and convenience, from traveling to you to arranging your medical care.
A Personalized Experience
Our attorneys refuse to treat you like another number and are committed to being directly involved in your case every step of the way.
A Results-Driven Approach
We have recovered over $265 million dollars for injury victims in the past and are committed to winning your case next.
A Network of Support
When you hire our firm, you not only get the support of one attorney but a large team guiding you through the legal process.
A Compassionate Team
Our attorneys are truly empathetic advocates whom you can count on to be in your corner when you need them most.