Need an Injury Lawyer for a Delaware Wrongful Death Accident?
Nobody wants to get the phone call that their loved one has been involved in a catastrophic accident. Nothing is more disheartening than spending time with your loved one and then, the next day, they are taken from your life due to the negligence of another party. Unfortunately, this is the truth for many families every year who lose their loved ones in accidents across Delaware. Some of these accidents occur when drivers fall asleep at the wheel or drive after drinking. In other cases, a driver was not paying close attention to the road. In the blink of an eye, a loved one’s life can be lost and your world can be turned upside-down. We will stand by your side and defend your rights to recovery when you need it the most.
How to Protect Rights After a Wrongful Death Accident
Your loved one has lost their life at the hands of another and the medical bills and more are piling up. It’s time to preserve your case and work toward compensation on behalf of your loved one that will help your family through this difficult time. Here are some ways that you can preserve your case from the very beginning:
- Every state has different laws when it comes to the statute of limitations or the time in which you should file your claim. For a wrongful death suit in Delaware, this is two years from the time your loved one passes away. This means that, if they spent time in the hospital before passing away, the clock doesn’t stop ticking on your claim until they actually pass.
- You should always hold onto important documents, such as medical bills relating to the hospital stay and witness statements from those who have witnessed the accident from beginning to end.
- If the police conducted an investigation after the accident, you should always attempt to receive the police report related to the case. The police could have applied fault to a specific party, which could help make or break your case.
Filing for Damages After the Loss of a Loved One
Not everyone is permitted to bring a wrongful death case. Multiple parties are, however, able to bring these claims: from spouses of the loved one to children, parents, domestic partners, and more. Some states only allow personal representatives of the estate to bring a claim. This means that, if damages are awarded, a special account will be put in place to help split money accordingly so that loved ones get what they deserve during this difficult time.
It may seem difficult to place a number on your loved one’s passing. Perhaps you have accumulated medical bills because your loved one spent time in the hospital before their passing, or lost wages due to their lost income, or even emotional suffering on behalf of the entire family. It may be difficult to bring a claim on the behalf of a child because other factors must be considered like their work expectancy for the future, state of health, relationship to others, and more. No matter the case, you may be able to receive damages if a negligent party has caused the accident leading to the death of your loved one. We would love to stand by your side to protect your rights and the rights of your loved one every step of the way. Give us a call today to find out how we can play a vital role in your claim and get you the help you deserve.