What is considered as wrongful death?
A wrongful death is defined as the loss of life of a person due to another person’s actions. These actions can be intentional, pre-meditated or unintentional but the fact of the matter is that a life has been lost because of someone else’s actions. The wrongful death case has no connection with a criminal action, so even if the defendant is cleared of the crime, the victim’s loved ones can still file a wrongful death civil action.
While no settlement will ever bring back your loved one, Austin S. Pieratt Esq. will work aggresively to hold the responsible person or entity legally accountable for the death of your loved one and obtain compensation for your loss. We’ll help you understand your rights under the law in a wrongful death claim.
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Why You Need An Experienced Wrongful Death Attorney
Losing a loved one is a very traumatic experience which makes it hard to move on if you also have to deal with the people who caused your loss. As an experienced Oklahoma City, OK wrongful death law firm, we’ll help you:
Understand your rights under the law with regard to wrongful death claims. In Oklahoma, the statute of limitations for wrongful deaths is 2 years from the time of the deceased person’s death.
Protect your family’s future. Loss of a loved one means loss of income in many cases and this can drastically change your life. We’ll fight for the best possible settlement for you.
We’re experts at dealing with insurance companies and we’ll take away your burden of having to deal with them. We will help speed up your claim and represent you in court as well.
What Compensation should I Seek In Wrongful Death Claim?
When it comes to compensation in a wrongful death claim, there are a number of expenses and hardships that you can be compensated for. Austin S. Pieratt Esq. has extensive experience handling sensitive wrongful death cases. Our law firm will compile all the expsenses leading to and after the death of the deceased. Here’s a short list of what you can be compensated for:
- Loss of income
- Loss of benefits
- Pain and suffering
- Emotional trauma
- Funeral-related costs
- Pre-death medical expenses
Consult with an attorney at Austin S. Pieratt Esq. to jump-start the legal process.