Typically, immediate family members of the victim are legally allowed to file a wrongful death claim. This can mean a parent, spouse, child, or other family members, depending on the family dynamic. In most cases, you must bring your lawsuit within two years of your loved one’s death, but there are exceptions. The circumstances surrounding the death, who was at fault, and other factors can all affect this timeframe.
To protect your rights, and your opportunity to seek justice, it’s important to speak with an attorney as soon as possible. We understand the difficulty in making that first call, but we’ll make the remainder of the process as easy for you as we possibly can. You should gather what evidence you can while it is fresh, including pictures, emails, interviews, and contact information of witnesses to make the case go as smoothly and quickly as possible.