Wrongful Death Action

Negligence

Wrongful Death Action

Wrongful death can be described as a person dying due to the negligence or wrongful conduct of a person or entity. Wrongful death cases are filed by the victim's surviving spouse, children, siblings or other family members who may be entitled to seek monetary compensation.

The tragic death of a family member in an unexpected accident caused by someone else's negligent or wrongful actions is hard to accept. Lives change instantly as parents, wives, husbands, and children attempt to cope with the physical pain, mental anguish, and sorrow caused by a wrongful death and the subsequent worries over medical bills, funeral bills, and other financial concerns.

Our firm represents individuals and families in claims arising from a variety of causes, including Industrial accidents, car accidents, trucking accidents, defective products and other negligence.

We understand the pain associated with such a tragic and unsettling accident loss. Although monetary compensation in a wrongful death case cannot bring your loved one back, a successful wrongful death claim can provide your family with some security and certainty as you face the future.

Extensive legal knowledge, skill, and experience are necessary in handling personal injury cases in which the victim was killed.

Contact James W. Ledford today for a free consultation on your legal rights.

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If you have an Injury Claim, do NOT delay

If you've been in a car, slip and fall or other accident and intend to make a claim, there are several reasons why you must consult an attorney as soon as possible. One reason is there are time limits (called "statutes of limitations") for making claims.

 

If you wait too long and the statute of limitations passes, you will be prevented from bringing your claim.  Courts strictly follow statutes of limitations. Recently, a woman hurt in a car accident made a claim one day after the statute of limitations passed. Even though this was a minor violation, a court dismissed her claim and she could not recover money for her injuries.  

 

Another reason why you should seek legal help immediately is that delay can hurt your case. As time passes, it becomes harder to gather evidence and to find and interview witnesses, who may move or forget the details of your accident.  Since waiting can cause your claim to be dismissed or hurt your chances of getting the maximum recovery, seek legal help as soon after an accident as possible.