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What is a wrongful death claim?

A wrongful death claim is a civil action that is considered a type of personal injury claim.  A wrongful death occurs when a person is killed due to the negligence or wrongful act of a person, entity, or corporation.  A wrongful death claim can be brought by the victim's immediate family members, most commonly a surviving spouse, children, or parents.  A wrongful death case can include claims for medical expenses, lost wages, future loss of support, loss of companionship, funeral and burial expenses, among others. 

An experienced personal injury attorney like Hupy & Abraham can help you maximize your recovery in a wrongful death case by hiring experts to determine future loss of support and other financial losses.  Vocational experts and economists can assist your attorney in making sure that an accurate future loss of earnings is calculated.