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Wrongful Death

Last Updated: Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Along with brain injury cases, there is nothing more painstaking for the personal injury attorneys at Simon Bennett Robbins Oppenheim & Taft to litigate than wrongful death cases. Property can always be replaced and with the right team of physicians, most injuries can be treated effectively nowadays. But a wrongful death case is entirely different, as nothing can bring back a decedent.

Moving forward after the unexpected death of a family member or other loved is never easy. That is especially true if the death occurred due to the willful negligence, recklessness, or carelessness of another person, business, or entity.

Filing a civil lawsuit against the party responsible for the death of your parent, spouse, grandparent, sibling, or child can be a terribly anguishing process. Nonetheless, for many survivors, it is a necessary measure. Some grieving relatives find closure in these types of lawsuits. Others desperately need the money that a wrongful death lawsuit provides, as the decedent may have been their only source of financial support.

In our state, there is a statute on the books called "The Wrongful Death Act," which permits survivors of a decedent to pursue monetary compensation from a negligent party for lost support or services.

Time is of the essence in these matters, as there is a very specific and set deadline after the death for the filing of these torts. Allowing the deadline to pass will all but negate your chances for a rightful recovery of the money owed to you and perhaps to your family members.

We therefore understand that grieving over the loss of a family member can be excruciating. But we urge you to call Simon Bennett Robbins Oppenheim & Taft in the most expeditious manner possible, so we may begin to collect and analyze the facts of your case.

We want to maximize the amount of compensation you rightfully receive, be it from a reckless hospital worker, physician, nurse, emergency medical technician, nursing facility employee, first-responder, or any other type of caregiver who displayed misconduct.

The primary condition for a successful wrongful death action is proof that someone responded or behaved in a manner that was not consistent with the way in which a reasonably prudent person would act. Simon Bennett Robbins Oppenheim & Taft will therefore work dutifully to build your case based on any and every piece of evidence and witness testimony available.

We must prove that the would-be defendant had a duty to care for your deceased relative or other loved one, that the duty was breached, and that breach had a direct impact on the death. If you believe all of these conditions apply to your situation, please call us today.

Our firm never asks for a retainer in wrongful death cases and we never charge a fee unless you receive a monetary award from the defendant, either in the form of a bench or jury verdict or a pre-trial settlement. There is no cost to meet with us and we would welcome the chance to listen to the facts surrounding your case. Consultations are always complimentary at our firm.

Simon Bennett Robbins Oppenheim & Taft looks forward to speaking with you soon.