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Who can Bring a Wrongful Death Suit?

It’s the estate that brings the claim in a wrongful death suit.

What Economic Damages are Survivors Entitled to in a Wrongful Death Claim?

The economic damages would be predicated upon the age and the work history of the deceased. By that I mean if the deceased was young or middle aged, you can look at what his wages would have been for that period of time that he or she would have lived. You’d look at what the medical bills were and then you’d look at the pain and suffering.

Are Punitive Damages Ever Recoverable in Wrongful Death Cases?

Punitive damages may be recoverable in wrongful death cases.

How are Damages Divided in a Wrongful Death Case Which Involves Multiple Heirs To The Deceased?

If there was a will, then the damages would be divided in accordance with the will. If there wasn’t a will, then the damages would go according to bloodline.

What is the Statute of Limitations for Filing a Wrongful Death Claim?

The statute of limitations for filing a wrongful death claim is 3 years.

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