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Georgetown Wrongful Death Attorneys

Our lawyers can help you get justice for your loved one

Losing a loved one in an accident can affect your family in many ways. The loss is emotionally painful, and there may also be a financial impact if your loved one was a provider. When the accident was caused by the negligence of another, you want justice. The experienced lawyers at Gill, Welsh, and Chamberlain, P.A. can help.

No amount of money can replace your loved one, but filing a personal injury lawsuit is a way of holding negligent parties accountable and can help provide a sense of closure. Compensation can also help family members get through a challenging financial time following their loss. Our personal injury attorneys offer compassionate guidance throughout the process.

Wrongful death attorneys who know how to get results

In the state of Delaware, people eligible to file a wrongful death lawsuit include a person’s:

  • Spouse
  • Parents
  • Children
  • Siblings
  • Half-siblings
  • Any other person related by blood or marriage

In general, if your loved one would have had grounds for a personal injury claim against a negligent party, you can file a wrongful death claim. Negligence can be related to a car accident, use of a defective product or medical malpractice. Wrongful death claims involving workplace accidents are handled by the state’s workers’ compensation system.

Wrongful death accident claims can be complicated. Negligent parties typically deny responsibility and deny doing anything wrong. Insurance companies aren’t on your side. They want to protect their profits. So, they may challenge your claim or suggest that your loved one was responsible for causing the accident.

Our firm investigates your loved one’s accident to get the facts about what happened. Our legal team gathers evidence. We review accident reports, medical records and other documentation. We identify witnesses and interview them about what they saw. If needed, we consult accident reconstruction experts and other specialists.

Wrongful death cases can take months or years to resolve. We are dedicated to helping you get the best possible outcome in your case. Our attorneys will guide you through the legal process every step of the way and keep you informed of all developments. We want you to be able to focus on recovering from your loss.

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The damages that can be sought in a wrongful death lawsuit include reasonable funeral and burial expenses, lost wages and benefits your loved one would have earned, loss of contributions for spousal or child support, loss of parental, marital and household services and mental anguish that results from the death of a spouse or a child.

If you lost a loved one in a personal injury accident, we encourage you to talk to an attorney as soon as possible. Under the law, you have two years from the date of your loved one’s loss to take legal action. Over time, however, evidence can be lost or destroyed and the memories of witnesses may fade.

Learn more about how we can help with a wrongful death claim. Contact us to schedule a free consultation with one of our personal injury lawyers. We can review the details of your loved one’s accident and go over your legal options. We can also answer any questions that you have.

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