Meridian Wrongful Death Lawyer
The sudden loss of a loved one because of the negligent act of another is one of the most difficult things a family may go through.
After the tragic death of a loved one, a family may experience significant emotional and financial hardship.
When your loss is due to the negligence of another, they could be held liable in court.
An experienced Meridian wrongful death lawyer at Skaug Law can help make sure the responsible party is brought to justice.
Our skilled legal team can be with you every step of the way as you deal with the tragedy.
Our compassionate personal injury attorneys will work hard to help you secure compensation after your loss.
You do not need to worry about fees or up front payments. You only pay legal fees after you win your case.
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Who Can File a Meridian Wrongful Death Case?
Idaho code specifies who is eligible to file a wrongful death lawsuit.
According to Idaho Code §5-311, the personal representative or heirs of the deceased’s estate may file a wrongful death claim.
Additionally, the decedent’s spouse, children, stepchildren, parents, or any blood relatives who were dependent on the deceased may file a wrongful death lawsuit.
An experienced Meridian wrongful death attorney at Skaug Law can help you and your family determine who is eligible to file a lawsuit.
Civil Death Lawsuits
Even if the party responsible for the death are facing criminal charges, many people choose to seek justice for their deceased loved one in civil court.
If a jury rules against a defendant in a civil wrongful death case, the defendant can be ordered to pay damages to the plaintiffs.
The Statute of Limitations for Wrongful Death
In the State of Idaho, people have a deadline, or statute of limitations, to file their civil action in court.
According to Idaho Code §5-219, the deadline to file a wrongful death lawsuit is two years from the date of the death.
If the decedent’s estate does not file their lawsuit within the statute of limitations, they may be unable to recover compensation from the party at fault.
There are a few exceptions to the statute of limitations, so it is best to speak to a knowledgeable wrongful death attorney in Meridian at Skaug Law to make sure your lawsuit is filed within the deadline.
Meridian Wrongful Death Damages
Skaug Law attorneys are dedicated to helping you recover damages and win maximum compensation for your losses.
The right Meridian wrongful death lawyer can help you recover compensation for:
- Funeral and burial expenses.
- Medical expenses before the death of the deceased.
- Loss of financial support for children or other family members who relied on the income of the deceased.
- Loss of reasonable value of domestic services the deceased person provided.
- Loss of care and comfort.
Schedule a Consultation with a Meridian Wrongful Death Attorney
Nothing can bring back your deceased loved one, but a Skaug Law Meridian wrongful death lawyer can help you win compensation from the party responsible for your loved one’s untimely death.
Your Meridian attorney can focus on securing your financial future while you grieve the loss of your loved one.
A compassionate attorney at our Meridian office will answer your questions so you can make the best decisions for your family.
When you are ready, Skaug Law lawyers are here to help. Call today for a free consultation.