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Compassionate & Aggressive Wrongful Death Lawyers

The unexpected loss of a loved one is often shocking and devastating. Coping with the emotional and financial strain is incredibly difficult and requires decisions and actions that you probably never considered. We understand the strain this can have on a family in the midst of grief and recovery.

Our experienced wrongful death attorneys know how to navigate all of the requirements following a tragic event like the death of a spouse or family member. We are here to help you protect the rights of your family and protect your future.

Filing a wrongful death lawsuit can help you find stability by providing guidance through the legal process and assistance to cover expenses for the days, weeks and years following your loss. The wrongful death attorneys at the Law Offices of Steve Mehr have helped hundreds of clients. We help put the pieces of your life back together and tirelessly fight for the compensation you deserve, so you can focus on what matters most.

What is Wrongful Death?

Wrongful death is when a person dies due to another’s negligence. These cases include murder, reckless driving, medical malpractice, manufacturing accidents and accidents caused by other negligent acts. If your loved one has been killed, as a surviving family member you are entitled to sue for “wrongful death.”

Who Can Sue for Wrongful Death?
  • Spouses
  • Domestic or life partners
  • Children
  • Parents
  • Siblings
  • Grandparents
  • Financial dependents
  • Representatives

The laws in your state determine who can file a claim. Cases become more intricate when they involve divorced and distant relatives. With these complexities, it is best to involve a reputable attorney.

What types of cases do you handle?
  • Car accidents
  • Motorcycle accidents
  • Truck Accidents
  • Birth injuries
  • Medical malpractice
  • Workplace accidents
  • Defective products

What’s Needed to Win a Wrongful Death Case?

In order to prove that a wrongful death occurred, we must establish:

Duty of Care

We must prove that the defendant owed a duty of care to the victim. In car accident cases, the defendant owes a duty of care to follow traffic rules. In medical malpractice cases, the doctor owes a duty of care to provide treatment at the same standards as other doctors in the industry.

Breach of Duty of Care

We must provide evidence to show that the defendant breached his or her duty of care by acting carelessly, negligently or intentionally. In car accident cases, this means running a red light. In medical malpractice cases, this means this means misdiagnosis or a failure to prescribe appropriate medication.

Establish Causation

We must prove that the wrongful death directly resulted from the defendant’s actions and nothing else. The defendant’s lawyers will argue that the death was caused by preexisting conditions. To legally prove that a negligent person killed your loved one, it is imperative to contact an experienced attorney.

How Long Do I Have to File?

Certain time limits, known as Statute of Limitations, determine the time you’ll have to file the case. Typically, the Statute of Limitations is a year, but certain exceptions such as the victims age and employer may apply and limit it to 90 days. If you miss any of the deadlines to file, you’ll lose your chance to recover compensation. If you are considering filing a lawsuit, you should contact an attorney before it is too late.

Compensation for Your Loss

Courts consider a variety of factors to determine the compensation award. These factors include the amount of time from the occurrence of the accident to the person’s death, who is filing the claim and the types of losses experienced by the victim’s family.

These types of compensation include:
  • Medical and hospital expenses
  • Funeral expenses
  • Current and future lost wages
  • Loss of companionship
  • Pain and suffering

Don’t Fight An Insurance Company Alone

As soon as you begin healing, insurance companies will attack your weaknesses. Insurance companies set traps against the most vulnerable individuals to protect their interests. We know how to maneuver these traps and fight for our clients as we would our family. If you’ve lost a loved one, begin healing today by contacting us at (800) 901-9310.

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My law firm was founded based on the observation that only large corporations and the powerful could afford top legal representation while the rest of us were left without fair access. In response, I built this law firm to level the playing field and protect everyday people. When you hire us, you are hiring more than just lawyers. You are hiring a highly experienced team of lawyers who have dedicated their entire lives to fighting for injustice and helping everyday people like you.

When you suffer a personal injury or lose a loved one in an accident, it can be life changing and devastating. Our compassionate lawyers have seen some of the worst human tragedies, so we realize the power we have to help people in their greatest time of need. Our number one job is to take care of you and put you in a better place. Every single day we fight battles for our clients' rights – and deliver justice for our clients and their families when they are most vulnerable. Let us help you get to a better place; contact us today for a free confidential consultation.


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