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When a loved one is killed in a negligence-related incident caused by someone else's negligence, surviving members only have a short window to file a lawsuit. More ›Share
Is it possible to make a financial recovery for pain and suffering in a Delaware wrongful death case?
Delaware law gives the surviving spouse, children, parents, or siblings of those killed in accidents caused by the negligence of another person or entity the ability to file a wrongful death lawsuit and seek compensation for economic and non-economic losses related to their loved one's death. Which of these relatives has a claim depends on who else has a claim. Examples of wrongful death damages include: More ›Share
When a person loses their life as the result of someone else’s fault, Delaware law allows for the filing of a wrongful death claim. There are two parts of the claim. The first part is called a “survival” action. This type of action allows the decedent’s estate to make a claim for the decedent’s pain and suffering (but only if there was conscious pain and suffering before death), medical bills, lost wages, and funeral expenses. Damages paid to the estate will flow through to the beneficiaries of the estate. The second part of the claim is brought under Delaware’s Wrongful Death Statute. This statute allows for compensation to certain members of the decedent’s family. More ›Share
Wrongful death cases are more common than most people realize. Learn facts and statistics about wrongful death cases, both in Delaware and across the U.S. More ›Share
Avoid these common mistakes that can hurt a wrongful death claim. Learn more about how to protect your case and obtain the compensation you deserve. More ›Share