Wrongful Death Attorneys in Des Moines
Guiding Families through Wrongful Death Claims
Losing a loved one because of the negligence of another person or a corporation is indescribably devastating. No amount of money can ease the grief or diminish the loss you feel. Instead, a wrongful death claim can bring you a sense of justice that the parties responsible for your loved one’s death are being held accountable. The compensation can also protect your family from financial difficulties as you mourn your family member’s death.
Hope Law Firm treats your family with compassion and respect as we assist you with your wrongful death claim. Our attorneys and support staff do all we can to ease your burden and to recover damages for your loss.
Filing a Wrongful Death Claim
Any family member who has sustained damages may file a wrongful death claim in Iowa. Typically, the executor files the lawsuit on behalf of the estate and acts in the best interest of the estate with regard to negotiating a settlement or taking the case to trial.
Once the case is settled or a judgment is rendered at trial, the estate collects the money and distributes it to the beneficiaries, which may include a spouse, children, or parents. The wrongful death recovery process generally involves both the probate and the civil courts of Iowa.
Addressing Negligence with Strong Legal Action
A wrongful death action is filed by the personal representative for the estate of the individual who was killed. We structure your lawsuit to prove the negligence of the parties who contributed to the deadly accident that took your loved one. You must prove all the elements of the accident and that the accident directly resulted in your loved one’s death.
To prove negligence, our attorneys gather and present evidence to show that:
- The responsible party owed your loved one a duty of care.
- The party breached that duty of care
- Your loved one died as a direct result of the party’s negligence
- You suffered damages as a result of your loved one’s death
We provide rigorous, knowledgeable legal service with wrongful death matters in areas across the practice of personal injury.
Our Des Moines wrongful death lawyers have represented families who lost a loved one due to:
- Animal attacks
- Car accidents
- Distracted driving collisions
- Defective products
- Motorcycle accidents
- Truck accidents
- Pedestrian accidents
- Medical malpractice
- Nursing home and elder abuse
- Slip and fall injury
- Workplace accident
Damages for Wrongful Death
The damages you recover for wrongful death depend on the specific facts of your case.
We may pursue damages for:
- Medical bills for care your loved one received for the fatal injury
- A pre-death personal injury claim
- Burial and funeral costs
- Lost wages and anticipated future income
- Lost benefits, including health insurance or a pension
- Loss of services, such as childcare, landscaping, accounting, cooking, household duties, and security
- Loss of love, companionship, friendship, guidance, support, and advice
Our Des Moines wrongful death attorneys value your privacy, and we are compassionate in our approach to your case. You can rest assured that your claim is in good hands at Hope Law Firm.
Get help, get Hope – call us at (515) 298-5056 to get started with a free consultation.
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