12 May

Nothing can feel more devastating than losing a loved one. This painful experience can be even more overwhelming when someone caused the death. A wrongful death can be caused by a number of things that involve the negligence of a company or individual. It’s just like a personal injury claim except that the victim is not longer available to file the claim. If you recently lost a loved one in Hawaii and you feel someone is responsible for it, you should seek the advice of a Hawaii wrongful death attorney that will understand the legal and procedural rules that may apply to your specific case.

Who can file the lawsuit?

Relatives are generally allowed to file the wrongful death claim and collect compensation for all the losses. Spouses and children are the priority. Siblings may also file a claim only if they depended on the victim.

Common causes of wrongful death

Wrongful death lawsuits help compensate the family of the deceased. Any surviving spouses, parents, and children are entitled to seek compensation against anyone responsible for their loved one’s death. Some common circumstances that may have led to a wrongful death include:

  • Vehicle accident – Distracted driving is generally the main cause of these accidents. There are also other factors or circumstances that may have contributed to the accident such as road construction, reckless driving, road hazards, and so on.
  • Medical malpractice – Sometimes medical professionals don’t provide the amount of care a patient may require. Some common errors include surgical injury, prescription error, misdiagnosis, and malfunctioning medical equipment.
  • Products liability – A product’s defectiveness may have caused the death of your loved one. If the manufacturers failed to warned clients about possible risks, this may be a strong basis for a wrongful death lawsuit.
  • Accidents at work – If the company your loved one worked for was negligent and created an unsafe working environment for their employees.
    Crimes – They happen every day and they may have been the cause of your loved one’s death.

Hire a Hawaii wrongful death attorney

Regardless of the causes or circumstances that may have led to this tragic episode in your life, you should seek adequate legal representation. The advice of a Hawaii wrongful death attorney can help you avoid the mistakes when filing your claim. While it’s true that money can’t replace your loved one, it can help you during the recovery process. Remember you are also helping other individuals that may face similar circumstances in the future. In other words, those who caused the death of your loved one should be held accountable for their actions otherwise they will continue pursuing the same behavior in the future. Sometimes wrongful death lawsuits provide the surviving family a sense of closure and comfort in their pain. Call today and schedule your initial consultation with our attorney Mr. Jed Kurzban.

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Pauahi Tower
Honolulu, Hawaii 96813

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Catastrophic Injury Attorney Hawaii

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