All claims for personal injury resulting in death are subject to the Wrongful Death Act. This law sets out strict requirements as to how to present the claim and who can recover damages.
Compensation is available for medical expenses, funeral bills, conscious pain and suffering, loss of financial support and loss of companionship. It is essential to have the assistance of an attorney to follow the correct procedure, collect all compensation that is possible, and to notify all deserving claimants.
Potential wrongful death claimants are related to the decedent as follows: spouse, children, grandchildren, parents, grandparents, brothers, sisters, step-children, devisees under a will, or beneficiaries of a trust.
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