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A personal injury claim occurs when a person is injured because of someone else’s actions. They can sue for damages such as medical bills and lost wages. Unfortunately, people die in personal injury accidents. This means they can’t file a lawsuit to recover damages. In Hempstead, a family member is allowed to file a wrongful death claim on their loved one’s behalf. If your loved one died because of someone else’s negligence or wrongful actions, you might have the right to sue.

Your Loved One’s Death Must Meet the Standard of a Wrongful Death in Peoria

Not every loved one who dies in a personal injury accident is considered a wrongful death. Hempstead narrowly defines wrongful death. According to state statutes, a person’s death is considered a wrongful death when their death is caused by another’s act, neglect or default. For example, your loved died in a car accident caused by a drunk driver. The driver’s actions (driving drunk) lead to your loved one’s death. Thus, your loved one’s untimely death would be a wrongful death.

You Must be Eligible in Peoria to Sue for Wrongful Death

According to the Hempstead Wrongful Death Act, a person who wants to sue for their loved one’s death, must have the legal right to do so. You are eligible to file a wrongful lawsuit if you are the surviving spouse or child of the deceased individual. If your loved one wasn’t married or did not have children, you would be eligible if you are their parent or sibling.

Hempstead separates the legal right to sue from the right to file a lawsuit. The latter can only be done by one person, a personal representative. A personal representative is your loved one’s executor of their estate. This is the person they chose to complete their final wishes in their will. If you are your loved one’s personal representative, then you are eligible to receive compensation and file the lawsuit.

Statute of Limitations for a Peoria Wrongful Death Claim

If you are not your loved one’s personal representative, you must wait for them to file the wrongful death claim. The state places limits on the number of years your loved one’s personal representative has to file the wrongful death lawsuit. A general personal injury lawsuit has a statute of limitations of two years from the date of the accident.

However, a wrongful death claim has a statute of limitations of one year from the date of your loved one’s death. This means that the lawsuit must be filed by the one-year anniversary of your loved one’s death. If it is not filed by that time, the lawsuit won’t be heard.

You should always contact an attorney who specializes in wrongful death immediately for any questions about filing deadlines. All wrongful death claims are different and have various factors that may change the statute of limitations in your case.

Damages Available in a Wrongful Death Claim in Peoria

The damages available in a wrongful death claim vary according to the expenses incurred because of the death of your loved one. Damages in Hempstead are distributed to the surviving spouse and next of kin. This means that if the personal representative isn’t an eligible family member, they won’t receive any compensation. Certain compensation is distributed to loved one’s estate. The money is usually given to the estate to money spent on certain bills like funeral and burial expenses.

You and your family members can receive compensation based on the loss of your loved one. This includes damages for sorrow, mental suffering and grief you experienced because your loved one suddenly died. Types of damages included in a wrongful death claim include:

1. Loss of inheritance
2. Emotional distress
3. Loss of financial support
4. Loss of parental guidance and companionship

Lawscape is Here for You

You never thought it would happen to your loved one. They were killed because a wrongful party was negligent or neglectful. Your loved one is no longer here to sue. However, you have the legal right to sue on their behalf. At Lawscape we fight every day to recover compensation for our clients. If your loved one was killed because of someone else’s actions, we’re here to help you. Simply contact us, and we’ll get started with a free initial consultation. Contact us today.

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