When someone else caused the death of your cherished family member and you aren’t sure where to turn for help, contact a dedicated wrongful death lawyer in Idaho.

The unexpected loss of a loved one is always difficult to cope with. Your family may be struggling with an enormous amount of grief. Find it comfort and empowerment in learning you may have grounds for a wrongful death claim against the person or party responsible for causing your loved one’s death.

By filing a civil suit you can hold the liable party accountable for their negligent or wrongful acts. An experienced Idaho wrongful death lawyer at Craig Swapp & Associates could help you make the party responsible pay. Learn more about Idaho’s wrongful death laws and the types of damages you could recover in your claim by reading on.

Wrongful Death Laws in Idaho That You Need to Know

As you and your family prepare to pursue a lawsuit, there are several Idaho wrongful death laws you’ll need to be aware of. First, make sure you get started on your case as soon as possible. The statute of limitations for wrongful death claims filed in Idaho will expire just two years after your loved one’s passing. If your claim isn’t filed by then, the courts will likely refuse to hear it. 

You also need to find out if you have the authority to file the wrongful death claim. Under Idaho law, there are multiple parties who can pursue justice through a wrongful death lawsuit. Some of these parties include:

  • The personal representative of the decedent’s estate
  • The decedent’s surviving spouse or adult children
  • The decedent’s parents 
  • Other blood and adoptive relatives who depended on the decedent for support

If you are unsure whether you have the right to file an Idaho wrongful death lawsuit, contact our office to find out what your legal options might be. 

Recovering Damages in an Idaho Wrongful Death Claim

There are very specific damages surviving family members may be awarded if they win their wrongful death claim. These losses can be categorized as economic and non-economic. 

Economic losses have specific dollar amounts attached to them via bills, income statements, and other documents. Some of these could include:

  • Medical expenses
  • Funeral and burial expenses
  • Lost income 
  • Lost benefits and inheritance
  • Loss of financial support
  • Loss of household services 

Non-economic losses are more challenging to quantify because they are intangible. You could be awarded any of the following non-economic damages in your Idaho wrongful death claim:

Get Help from a Wrongful Death Lawyer in Idaho

Losing a loved one is challenging enough to cope with. You don’t have to go through the wrongful death claims process alone. Find justice for your family member by contact a compassionate Idaho wrongful death lawyer at Craig Swapp & Associates to explore your legal options. Schedule your free, no-obligation consultation when you complete our quick contact form below. Or, call our office at 1-800-404-9000.

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