If a family member or loved one has suffered a wrongful death and you need a lawyer...turn to Kimmel Carter.
When someone is killed by the negligent or intentional acts of another person, immediate family members of the deceased person (“decedent”) can bring a wrongful death action against the wrongdoer. Wrongful death claims are commonly brought when death is caused by such things as drunk driving accidents, murder, defective or dangerous products, and medical malpractice.
A personal representative of the decedent can seek a judgment against the wrongdoer to compensate for:
- Medical expenses
- Funeral and burial expenses
- The decedent’s pain and suffering during periods of consciousness
- Loss of support and services
- Loss of prospective inheritance from decedent
- Loss of companionship and protection
- In cases of serious wrongdoing, punitive damages intended to punish the wrongdoer
A number of factors come into play in determining the amount of recovery in a wrongful death action. Courts will consider information about the decedent, such as: age at the time of death, life expectancy, earnings at the time of death, future earning capacity, and prior health. Courts typically also look at the representative’s situation, such as whether he or she relied on the decedent for care or monetary support.
Kimmel Carter is experienced in handling wrongful death cases. We can assess your situation and help you hold the responsible party accountable for the harm caused to your family. Our goal is to handle your claim as quickly, discretely, and delicately as possible. We understand that a successful case will not bring your loved one back, but it can compensate you for your loss.
If you live in Delaware and a loved one has died as a result of another’s wrongful actions, you may be legally entitled to compensation. CONTACT US ONLINE or CALL US AT 302-565-6100 TO ARRANGE A FREE CONSULTATION.