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Wrongful Death Lawyer in Washington, DC
Have you experienced the devastating loss of a loved one due to someone else's negligence or wrongdoing in Washington, DC? You are not alone. At Morgan and Morgan, we understand that you may be facing emotional turmoil and the stress of not knowing what to do next. In such tragic situations, seeking the assistance of a wrongful death lawyer in Washington, DC is usually the best way forward. And since DC is home to many injury law firms, it is important that you work with only those with the capacity and experience to handle your claim. If that's what you are looking for, wrongful death lawyers from America's largest injury firm, Morgan and Morgan, might be able to represent you. But first things first, fill out our free case evaluation form today to have your case reviewed by one of our legal representatives specializing in wrongful death cases. If your case is valid, we might be able to hold the at-fault party accountable for your loved one's death.
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What Is Considered a Wrongful Death in Washington, DC?
Any situation where someone's death is caused by the negligence, wrongful act, or omission of another person or entity falls under the umbrella of wrongful death per the District's personal injury laws. This could include but is not limited to deaths caused by car accidents, medical malpractice, workplace accidents, product defects, or intentional harm, such as assault.
How Can a Wrongful Death Lawyer Help?
The exact scope of legal help a lawyer can provide will depend on the specifics of your case. That said, and no matter the circumstances, we will:
- Review your case to determine if it is valid
- Explain your rights and the legal options available to you
- Conduct a thorough investigation into the circumstances surrounding the death
- Determine the parties responsible for the wrongful death
- Assess the full extent of damages suffered by you and your loved ones
- File a claim with the liable parties
- Negotiate with insurance companies or at-fault parties to reach a fair settlement.
- Represent you in court in a wrongful death lawsuit if a fair settlement cannot be reached
What Should I Look for in a Wrongful Death Lawyer?
Certain qualities make a wrongful death lawyer stand tall and uniquely equipped to handle your case. We're talking about a significant experience in handling wrongful death cases, a proven track record of winning such cases, the availability of powerful legal resources to conduct a thorough investigation, and a positive reputation for fighting for the rights of individuals whose loved ones were killed due to someone else's negligence.
Who Is Entitled to Compensation in a Wrongful Death Case in Washington DC?
In Washington, DC, surviving family members, such as spouses, children, and parents of the deceased, are typically entitled to compensation in a wrongful death case. The amount each surviving family member may be entitled to will depend on the impact of their loved one's death. In most cases, their spouses often get the largest share, followed by children and parents, respectively.
Can I File a Wrongful Death Case if There Is a Criminal Case Already Ongoing?
Yes, you can, and that's because criminal and civil cases are separate legal matters. While the outcome of a criminal case may impact the civil case, they address different issues and have different burdens of proof.
Will My Wrongful Death Case Go to Court?
Not all wrongful death cases go to court. Many are resolved through negotiations and settlements with the responsible parties or insurance companies, making things move much faster. However, if a fair settlement cannot be reached, your case may proceed to court, and a judge or jury will determine the outcome.
Lost a Loved One? Let's Help You Find Closure
Compensation for wrongful death cannot bring your loved one back, but it will give you a sense of closure. It could also help pay off important bills left behind by your loved ones and support yourself and other eligible family members. At Morgan and Morgan, we might be able help you obtain this compensation if you have a valid claim. Fill out this form to get started.