Washington DC Wrongful Death Lawyers
Our Personal Injury Attorneys in Washington DC Can Help Seek Justice
When an individual's death occurs due to negligent behavior or willful
misconduct of another, this is the basis for a wrongful death claim. Losing
a loved one to such circumstances can be an overwhelming tragedy.
Zukerberg & Halperin, PLLC are here to help you seek justice and right the wrongs that occurred.
We believe that in the way of this event, you should not be left worried
over the future as well as having to cope with grief. Our Washington DC
wrongful death lawyers can seek compensation that will go toward providing
financial security for the future.
Call (202) 759-7666
to schedule a
free consultation with our DC wrongful death attorneys.
Requirements for Filing a Wrongful Death Claim
Wrongful death claims must be filed by a personal representative of the
deceased's estate. Generally, this will be a spouse or domestic partner
of the deceased. However, if there is no surviving spouse or domestic
partner, the next of kin-which may include children, parents, or siblings-may
file. If damages are awarded and there is a will or estate plan in place,
they will be paid to the estate and distributed to the family members
in proportion to the loss that each suffered.
You may be eligible to recover compensation to go toward:
- Funeral and burial expenses
- Medical expenses that are related to the deceased's final injury or illness
- Lost wages and benefits that the deceased would have likely earned had
they lived to retirement age
- Loss of care, support, and companionship for surviving family members
Compassionate & Caring Washington DC Attorneys
Due to the statute of limitations in place, surviving family members have
up to two years from the date of death to file a claim. If you lost a
loved one to a wrongful death, now is the time to act. Our team of wrongful
death lawyers at Zukerberg & Halperin, PLLC fully understand what
a difficult situation you are in. Grieving the loss of a loved one while
pursuing legal action can be an emotional, complex, and confusing process.
We are here to provide compassionate and caring support as we aggressively
fight for the compensation that your family is owed.