Unfortunately, there’re cases wherein someone’s negligence, inaction, or misconduct culminates in the death of another person. The law prevalent in Madisonville considers this a wrongful death and allows the family of the victim to file a lawsuit against the liable party for damages.
Effective presentation of cases
At The Law Offices of L. Clayton Burgess, our wrongful death attorneys in Madisonville assist anyone who needs to file a lawsuit to receive compensation. Our lawyers do a thorough investigation of all the cases before determining how we can present them in court in an effective manner. L. Clayton Burgess’s attorneys work toward holding the culprits accountable in court and making them pay the required amount.
Diverse types of accidents
Various types of accidents fall under the purview of the Madisonville law – drunken driven accidents, use of dangerous medical products, and maritime accidents.
The statistics of the U.S. Department of Labor has helped segregate the causes of fatal work accidents – transportation incidents (40%); violence or injuries wherein humans/animals are involved (17%); use of objects and equipment (16%); falls/slips/trips (16%); and fire/exposure to harmful substances (10%).
File within stipulated time
The various cases of wrongful death in Madisonville have a certain time limit that you need to adhere to. If you’ve finally taken a decision to file a case for wrongful death, you need to do it within the stipulated time. Else, you’ll lose your right to file the case.
Who can file the case?
Adoptive parents, grandparents, and siblings surviving a deceased can file a lawsuit. However, anyone who abandoned the victim when they were a minor isn’t regarded a survivor. Those relatives of the deceased who are in any way involved in the victim’s death are also denied this right.
The wrongful death lawyers in Madisonville working with The Law Offices of L. Clayton Burgess patiently listen to the survivors before starting their investigation and filing a lawsuit.