We are a legal defense team who fight aggressively to get you the compensation resulted from serious injuries. Our wrongful death attorneys will make sure families get the compensations they deserve.
If you or a loved one is the unfortunate recipient of a serious injury, or if a friend or family member has lost their life in a tragic accident, there are many things you need to consider about handling your claim and choosing the right wrongful death attorney.
At the Law Offices of Matthew C. Hines, we have over 40 years of experience and have handled thousands of personal injury, serious injury and wrongful death cases.
What is a Wrongful Death Claim?
A wrongful death claim is a lawsuit brought against a person or business by the family of the deceased because they believe the death was a result of a person’s or a company’s negligence. It is separate from a criminal charge and compensates the family for the loss of their loved one.
What Happens During a Lawsuit?
When someone approaches us about filing a wrongful death claim, we first have to find out if they have a valid claim. In order for this to be true, we have to prove that another person caused a death because he was negligent. For example, the claim can be filed against a doctor for medical malpractice, or it can be filed against a drunk driver.
The attorney first has to prove that the person being sued is negligent and that this person could have prevented the wrongful death from happening. For instance, your family physician is responsible for providing your family with the best medical care possible. However, if he fails and his actions were negligent manner and someone from your family dies, then your family could file a wrongful death lawsuit against the family physician.
Next, the attorney has to prove how this person breached a responsibility that led to the wrongful death. He might have to bring in medical specialists to explain how the doctor’s actions led to the death of a patient. Wrongful Death Attorney Matthew C. Hines also has to show how the family has endured hardship since the death of their loved one. This could have been a combination of both financial and other types of hardships.
WRONGFUL DEATH ATTORNEY
At The Law Offices of Matthew C. Hines, our attorneys will help to determine liability, help you determine which family members have a claim for compensation and help determine the value of the claim. We understand how tragic a time you and your loved ones are going through. We remain sensitive to your situation while aggressively fighting for your case.