Boise Wrongful Death Lawyer and Fatal Accident Attorney
There’s no reason to continue suffering over the wrongful death of your loved one without the compensation you and your family deserve. For help with your claim, get in touch with a Boise wrongful death lawyer at our firm.
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 Laws and Your Boise Wrongful Death Claim
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.
Professional Accountability in Boise Wrongful Death Lawsuits
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 for Boise Wrongful Death Claims
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.
Who Can File a Boise Wrongful Death Claim?
Every state has laws that denote who can and cannot file a wrongful death claim after someone dies, and Idaho is no exception. But don’t worry—even if you’re not on the list, someone who is may be able to file instead, and the compensation recovered as a result could still benefit other family members.
The following parties may be eligible to file a wrongful death claim in Boise:
- The personal representative of the deceased’s estate
- The heirs to the estate of the deceased
- A spouse, child, stepchild, parent, or any blood relative who was dependent on the person who died
Compensation for Wrongful Death in Boise
You deserve compensation when someone’s careless or negligent behavior leads to the untimely death of your family member. You know that, the law recognizes that, but the at-fault party is going to try everything in his or her power to avoid taking responsibility for what he or she has done.
Fortunately, the law is on your side, but you may need the assistance of a qualified and experienced Boise wrongful death lawyer as you try to force the other side to compensate you and your loved ones fairly and fully. We’re here to help.
Damages Tied to a Death
We’ll build you a bulletproof case that clearly demonstrates the fault of the other party, and we’ll work tirelessly to calculate the maximum value of the damages you should recover. To that end, here is a look at the types of damages for which you can recover compensation after a wrongful death in Boise:
- Loss of the value of the household services the deceased person provided to you or your family
- Loss of financial support from your deceased loved one, including salary, benefits, etc.
- Expenses for your loved one’s funeral and burial
- Medical expenses the deceased incurred leading up to his or her death
We’ll take a close look at each of these potential damages and assign a monetary value to them. Then, we’ll work around the clock to make sure you and your loved ones receive every cent.
Call a Boise Wrongful Death Attorney
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.