Wrongful Death Lawsuits Seek Compensation And Benefits A Decedent’s Loved Ones
Wrongful death and survival lawsuits are proven in court the same way as typical personal injury, medical malpractice, and product liability claims are proven: by showing that the defendant’s negligence, recklessness, or intentional misconduct caused or contributed to the person’s death. Thus, the “proof” of a wrongful death case is the same as the proof of any other negligence lawsuit.
Insurance Companies Fight Wrongful Death And Survival Claims The Hardest
The second big difference is the size of the damages and thus in the resources and efforts that insurance companies, big corporations, and their lawyers put into fighting wrongful death claims. In a slip and fall case that just caused minor injuries which healed, the insurance company will limit how strongly they defend the case because their potential liability is not very large. In a wrongful death case, however, the damages can easily extend into the millions of dollars – many of our wrongful death cases have resulted in settlements or jury verdicts for tens of millions, even hundreds of millions of dollars – and so insurance companies adopt a scorched-earth approach, hiring more lawyers and better lawyers to defend these cases. It is not uncommon for insurance companies to spend over a million dollars in attorney’s fees and litigation costs to have the family’s case dismissed, to try to convince the jury the accident wasn’t their fault, or to persuade the jury to award less in compensation.
Winning Wrongful Death Cases Depends Upon Persistence, Preparation, And The Investment Of Time And Resources
That’s how we built an unparalleled legacy for wrongful death cases, in which our clients have been awarded over $1 billion in settlements and jury verdicts, and how we’ll approach your case. Let us put our experience and resources to work for you and your family by filling out our online contact form or by calling The Beasley Firm at (888) 823-5291. You can also read more about wrongful death lawsuits on our blog.
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