Boise Wrongful Death Lawyer
For anyone who loses someone they love, the entire process is painful. It isn’t always just the loss of a loved one that hurts either. Sometimes that person managed the household, provided the only income, cared for another loved one, or performed any number of other activities that someone else depended on them to maintain. It’s hard enough to handle all of the feelings that come from losing someone who is close to you. A shift in responsibilities or finances in addition to that loss may be more than you, or another loved one can handle alone. For this reason, and in order to hold people accountable for their actions and prevent them from causing more deaths in the future, it’s a good idea to contact a Boise wrongful death lawyer to help you navigate the situation. You can contact an experienced Boise personal injury lawyer by calling our office at 1-800-404-9000 or sending us a message.
Idaho Wrongful Death Defined
Each state has its own specific definition of what wrongful death is and who can pursue a related course of action because of it. In Idaho specifically, the Idaho State Legislature defines it as “When the death of a person is caused by the wrongful act or neglect of another…” and assigns rights to heirs or other personal representatives who may want to pursue an action for damages against the person who committed the act. In short, this means that if a person dies because of someone else’s actions or neglect, wrongful death may be the result. Family members and loved ones of the person who died have a right to pursue a course of action to help them recover from the losses they suffer as a result.
A significant amount of wrongful death cases involve professionals who could not or would not perform the actions that their professions require. They also involve instances where professionals took actions, but those actions were wrong or harmful. For example, removing a healthy organ instead of a diseased one resulting in the death of a patient. People do make mistakes and for the most part, professionals don’t intentionally neglect to perform their duties correctly.
Professional Insurance and Penalties
However, since there is a certain degree of human error involved, most professionals carry professional insurance to help in these situations. Most of the time, although the individual is held responsible for their actions, it is the insurance that provides the compensation rather than the individual. When any mistakes or neglect are brought to light, the case is thoroughly reviewed to determine what went wrong. As a result, the individual may face some type of penalty or repercussion, along with the potential requirement for more training and education in similar situations.
Craig Swapp & Associates Can Help
If you are the heir or representative for someone whose death is considered a wrongful death in Boise, or if you think there is a potential for such a claim to be made, it’s time to talk to an experienced Boise wrongful death lawyer. At the very least, you may find some answers to your questions about the death of your loved one.
No one wants to think about money when they lose a loved one, but wrongful death suits are important for making sure professionals are held responsible for their actions. Your actions may be integral in preventing someone else’s wrongful death. Wrongful death cases are among the most difficult to navigate and require the assistance of an experienced legal team. Even if you aren’t entirely sure you have a wrongful death case, it’s best to consult an attorney to find out. Contact Craig Swapp & Associates at 1-800-404-9000 and arrange a time for your free case evaluation.