the parents. These claims are meant to cover damages for people that were financially dependent on the person who was killed. Parents with children younger than 18-years-old can bring about a general claim 德超市持刀袭击案 杨童舒豪宅被毁

Legal There are two different kinds of wrongful death claims in the state of Washington, but they allow for a major loophole that needs to be fixed. Having worked on wrongful death cases over my entire career, I have seen the current system prevent family members of a wrongful death victim from seeing the justice they deserve. The two types of claims are "general" claims and "survivor" claims. Unfortunately, these claims leave a gap that negatively affects certain parents of wrongful death victims. Before I get into the specifics of who this loophole affects, here is a broad overview of the two types of wrongful death claims: General wrongful death claims: This type of claim may be brought by the beneficiaries of the person who passed away. Typically, this can include the wrongful death victim’s spouse, children and in some cases, the parents. These claims are meant to cover damages for people that were financially dependent on the person who was killed. Parents with children younger than 18-years-old can bring about a general claim, however, once that child turns 18 years old, they can no longer do so unless they are financial dependent on that child. Emotional dependence is not enough to warrant this type of claim. This is meant to protect the people that were related to the decedent and relied on them financially. The details of each and every wrongful death case are very important to whether or not you can bring about a general claim. Talking to a highly skilled wrongful death lawyer in person is the most effective method to evaluate which course of action you should take. Survivor wrongful death claims: If the wrongful death victim doesn’t have a spouse or any dependents, than a survivor claim may be brought forth. This allows the wrongful death victim to have their day in court and seek damages for the pain and suffering for their injuries that the accident caused prior to their death. The way this works is that someone can be appointed as the personal representative for the decedent’s estate, and recover damages that would’ve been claimed had the decedent survived. The major problem with our system right now is that parents of a child that is 18 or older cannot file a general wrongful death claim. There is no doubt in my mind that this is patently unfair to the decedent’s family in these cases because the person at fault for the death does not see the full repercussions of their decision. The parents of an 18-year-old can still bring about a survivor claim, but this is not adequate justice by any means. If you believe that a loved one’s death was the result of the negligence of someone else, then you should contact an experienced wrongful death attorney once you are emotionally prepared to consider taking legal action. Every case will have circumstances that make it unique, and only by consulting with an attorney can you figure out the best course of action to take. About the Author: 相关的主题文章: