Wrongful Death Settlements And Tax Implications  

       It is necessary to know at the outset what exactly qualifies as a wrongful death. For a death to be termed as wrongful and to claim for a compensation settlement arising thereof, it is necessary for the relatives to prove negligence on the part of the defendant which was the cause of the wrongful death. More...

Auto Fatality And Wrongful Death Claim

Auto Fatality And Wrongful Death Claim

Sometimes an individual might meet with an accident and file for settlement but at times you may not be at fault while driving and might have met because of someone else’s negligence is often termed as wrongful death. Nearly 9,000 accidents do occur due to so called medical malpractice. In case of motor vehicle causalities, the CDC report specifies that 45,343 accidents occurred in the year 2005. Out of that some emerged out to be due to wrongful death. More...

Defense Evidence For Wrongful Death Claim

Defense Evidence For Wrongful Death Claim

Let us first understand what a wrongful death claim means. It simply exists when the death takes place due to negligence on behalf of someone else and not you. Had the person survived he would have filed a claim for the loss incurred but since he or she is deceased the responsibility falls on the family. More...

 

Facts Of A Wrongful Death Claim

Facts Of A Wrongful Death Claim

A wrongful death suit can be explained as a claim filed by a victim’s family due to negligence on the part of someone else. If the family member has died due to someone else’s mistake, then that family has a right to file a claim. The claim can be done for reasons like recovering monetary damages and compensation for loss and suffering. Previously this did not exist, and the family members were not liable to any of the compensation. More...

 

 

Is A Wrongful Death Claim A Probate Asset ?

Is A Wrongful Death Claim A Probate Asset ?

A wrongful death claim takes place only when the deceased family and relatives realize that the victim was not at fault at the time of the accident. If the deceased has some estates and would need to pass it on to his family he or she would have mentioned it in their will. Also, once the estate is released it needs to be probated. However, if the victim had turned bankrupt or was caught for some misleading activities, then the assets would not be transferred to the heir. More...

Settlement Amounts For Wrongful Death

Settlement Amounts For Wrongful Death

While you can look at case studies to get an estimate of settlement amounts for wrongful deaths, these studies will not give you the correct picture. The amounts are extremely varied and depend on several factors. However, wrongful death could take place either in a nursing home, or at workplace or in case of car or truck accidents. More...

 

What Length Of Time Do You Have To File A Wrongful Death Claim ?

What Length Of Time Do You Have To File A Wrongful Death Claim ?

Wrongful death can be explained as death taking place due to negligence on the part of another individual or entity. Now every state would have different rules and frames to follow in case of wrongful death. Do not be under the impression that the time period would be the same everywhere. More...

 

 

Wrongful Death Claim Against Nursing Home

Wrongful Death Claim Against Nursing Home

Wrongful death can take place either at nursing home, work place, residential premises, and car or truck accidents or due to consumption of certain products. However, nursing homes where patients are supposed to be treated can also leads to deaths is unbelievable. Let us examine how deaths can take place at nursing home due to negligence on the behalf of nursing staff. More...

Wrongful Death Claims Statistics

Wrongful Death Claims Statistics

Wrongful deaths in the US amount to nearly 90,000 every year and the common causes for the wrongful deaths have always been medical malfunctions, vehicle accidents, injury at workplace or contact with hazardous chemicals and objects. Wrongful death occurs due to negligence on part of another person or entity.More...

 

 

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