Wrongful death cases come about regularly in Washington, DC. Whether it be because of the hundreds of construction projects throughout the city, medical malpractice or a car accident, there are dozens of different scenarios that can result in the unexpected accidental death of a loved one.
When your loved one has met an untimely death, you undoubtedly experience a host of emotions. Add to that the legalities and paperwork involved, and you may feel overwhelmed. A Washington, DC Wrongful Death Lawyer, can help tremendously by handling all the legalities on your behalf and compassionately walking you through each step of the legal process.
What is Wrongful Death
A DC personal injury lawyer is the type of lawyer brought in to handle wrongful death lawsuits. According to www.nolo.com:
“D.C. Code Section 16-2701 defines a “wrongful death” as an injury leading to the death of a person, “caused by the wrongful act, neglect, or default of another person or corporation.” The act that caused the death must be the kind that could have formed the basis for a personal injury action if the deceased person had lived. Car accidents, slip and fall injuries, defective products, and other situations may serve as the basis for a wrongful death suit.”
The DC Personal Injury Lawyers at The Lapidus Law Firm explain that a wrongful death lawsuit falls under the category of personal injury law because the person who was injured (and subsequently died as a result of those injuries) can not file his/her own lawsuit, so others are filing a wrongful death lawsuit on his/her behalf.
In Washington, DC, a wrongful death claim can be filed on behalf of the victim’s spouse/domestic partner or by a representative of the victim’s estate. If no spouse or domestic partner exists, the wrongful death lawsuit can then be filed by siblings, child(ren), or parents of the deceased.
Washington, DC Wrongful Death Lawsuits
The DC Wrongful Death Lawyers at The Lapidus Law Firm have decades of experience in wrongful death lawsuits with successful outcomes. The cases range from clients who are mourning the loss of a loved one due to criminal cases, negligence, drunk driving, and medical malpractice.
It is devastating to lose someone you love, and when it caused due to the carelessness of another person, that loss can be that much more heartbreaking. When a client comes to us for help, we provide support with dignity and respect. Wrongful death claims can be quite emotional, so we look at every detail of the case to ensure any wrongdoing is revealed and those who are responsible will be held accountable.
Wrongful Death Lawyer in Washington, DC
If you believe your loved one died because of the actions of another human being, call the Wrongful Death Lawyers at The Lapidus Law Firm today. With nearly four decades of working with families who have moved forward in filing wrongful death lawsuits on behalf of their loved one, your DC Wrongful Death Lawyer at The Lapidus Law Firm knows the heartache you are experiencing.
The thought of filing a lawsuit right now may seem daunting, but rest assured: we will walk you through each step of the legal process with dignity, support, compassion, and respect. Call us for a free consultation at (202) 785-5111. We are here for you!