Who Can File A Wrongful Death Lawsuit?

Serving Gainesville, Jacksonville, Atlanta areas

If your loved one has died because of the recklessness of another person, seeking justice through a wrongful death lawsuit is important in order to hold the negligent party accountable, uncover the truth behind your family member's death, and recover compensation for the financial hardships your family is now facing.

However, in order to be eligible to file a wrongful death claim, you must first meet some basic requirements.

Wrongful Death Eligibility

Wrongful death laws tend to vary from state to state, but in most cases, the following criteria must be met:

  • You are an immediate family member of the deceased - Spouses, parents, and children of the deceased are considered immediate family members. In some states, grandparents and extended family members may also be eligible.
  • You have proof of your loved one's death - You must have a death certificate signed by a coroner.
  • You have suffered damages - You must be able to prove that you have suffered emotional and/or financial trauma as a direct result of your family member's death.

If you meet these requirements, you can file a wrongful death lawsuit with a court of law.

Experienced Wrongful Death Attorneys

The process of winning a wrongful death case is unavoidably complex. You must be able to prove that the defendant's negligence caused your loved one's death, which requires evidence and testimonies from expert witnesses. With the experience and resources of The Chestnut Firm on your side, you can trust that no stone will go unturned in your case. We will thoroughly investigate your loved one's death to build a strong case that helps your family obtain the justice and compensation you deserve.

The best way to find out if you are eligible to file a wrongful death lawsuit is to schedule a free consultation with us. We will examine the details of your case and tell you if you have a valid claim that is worth pursuing.

Please contact The Chestnut Firm today to schedule your free case evaluation. We currently have open wrongful death cases in 20 different states, and can be anywhere in the U.S. within 24 hours.