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If a DC wrongful death tragedy occurs, who is eligible for compensation?

If a third party acts in a negligent manner, and those actions contribute to someone’s death, certain individuals are entitled to sue for damages. The exact rules vary by state, but generally, surviving spouses, children, other next of kin, and parents of victims may benefit from a wrongful death lawsuit.

The defendant’s actions in a wrongful death lawsuit may be intentional or unintentional. They may be the sole cause of the victim’s death or one of many contributing factors.

Untold numbers of wrongful deaths go wholly unpunished because victims’ families did not pursue legal action. If you have any concern that a third party may be to blame in the death of a loved one, it is important to speak with an experienced wrongful death attorney right away. The quality of evidence begins to deteriorate immediately after an accident – memories fade, records get lost, and unfortunately, evidence gets deliberately covered up by defendants. It is important to move quickly in order to preserve and gather evidence and also to stay ahead of the statute of limitations against wrongful death that may exist in your jurisdiction.

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