Accidental Death Statute of Limitations
When a loved one suffers an accidental death due to the negligence of another person, business or government, you have the ability to file a wrongful death lawsuit. These lawsuits cannot only provide financial security to the family, but can also exact a measure of justice towards the negligent party.
If you are need of a qualified wrongful death attorney who will fight tirelessly on your behalf, contact the law firm of Bertoldo, Baker, Carter & Smith today. We can be reached toll free at 702-228-2600.
What is Statute of Limitations?
You have probably heard of the statute of limitations as it relates to criminal cases. Once a crime has been discovered, prosecutors only have a set amount of time to go after the person who has committed the crime. There are also limits of time in which a citizen can file a lawsuit for an injury from another party.
In wrongful death claims, you generally only have six years or less to file a lawsuit against the responsible parties. These laws differ depending on the type of accidental death and the party responsible.
It is best to contact a wrongful death attorney as soon as possible to preserve evidence, and get statements from witnesses while their memories are still fresh.
Types of Wrongful Death Cases
Wrongful death can include:
- Auto accidents
- Medical errors
- Defective products
- Workplace accidents
- Mass transit accidents like plane or train crashes