Elements of a Valid Wrongful Death Claim

The wrongful death lawyers at The Cochran Firm have decades of experience in this area of the law. Our attorneys, who work out of offices in 14 states, understand how devastating it is when you lose a loved one to someone else’s negligence. We’re committed to helping you pursue justice and compensation.

One of the most important ways we do that is by evaluating your claim at a free initial consultation. Our wrongful death lawyers will listen to your story in a comfortable, confidential environment.

We’ll make sure you have a valid claim before we move forward with any case. We’ll also answer any wrongful death questions you might have and explain what you can expect from the legal process.

If you’re looking for a skilled wrongful death lawyer, please call The Cochran Firm today at 1-800-843-3476.

What is Needed for a Wrongful Death Case?

No wrongful death lawyer can promise you a successful outcome to your case or a specific monetary award. That’s impossible.

However, there are some elements that are required for a successful wrongful death claim. Possessing these elements doesn’t guarantee your case will be successful. But if your case doesn’t possess these elements, it won’t be successful.

These elements are:

  • A death must have resulted from the incident in question
  • You must be able to prove that your loved one’s death was caused by the negligence of the defendant
  • You must show that the loved one’s death has directly affected you and/or other members of the victim’s family
  • The death must have caused financial hardship for the survivors

Wrongful death law is different in every state; for example, states will have different rules on who is eligible to file a wrongful death suit. And the statute of limitations on wrongful death claims will vary by state.

That’s where The Cochran Firm’s geographical range and experience will prove invaluable. Our wrongful death lawyers understand the specific laws of their state and will be able to offer you guidance in filing your claim.

How Our Wrongful Death Lawyers Will Help

Wrongful death cases can spring from a number of causes, including:

Our wrongful death lawyers will work to establish the most important element of a claim, negligence, by thoroughly investigating the cause of your loved one’s death. We’ll examine police reports, interview witnesses and analyze physical evidence in order to prove fault.

We can then craft a compelling case on your behalf. The wrongful death lawyers at The Cochran Firm are not afraid to go to trial, and that reputation is vital in any settlement negotiations.

If you’ve lost a loved one to someone else’s negligence and you need an experienced wrongful death lawyer to help you pursue justice and compensation, please contact The Cochran Firm today for a free consultation.