While taking legal action may not be a priority for those who have lost a loved one, it is important for survivors of the decedent to consider retaining a wrongful death lawyer as soon as possible.
In addition to the significant emotional trauma of having a loved one pass away, families may also face considerable financial difficulties without the support of the deceased. The compensation provided by a wrongful death lawsuit can help ease this financial burden.
However, there is a time limit for submitting a wrongful death claim. This time limit is called the statute of limitations, and may differ from state to state and each type of lawsuit. Once this time period expires, the courts no longer have the jurisdiction to punish violators and offer compensation to victims, and lawsuits may no longer be filed (except under certain circumstances).
The wrongful death attorneys at Morgan & Morgan have a long history of recovering compensation that recognizes the value of the deceased and helps the surviving family recover from their loss.
If you have lost a loved one unexpectedly, fill out our free, no-obligation case review form today to see if one of our experienced wrongful death attorneys can help.