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Wrongful Death Statute Of Limitations: What It Means For Your Case

When a close family member or friend suffers loss of life that could have been prevented if someone had not acted negligently, coping with the loss can be very difficult. From medical missteps to overlooking dangerous workplace conditions, deaths that could have been prevented with proper safety precautions or quick treatment often leave family members and friends feeling baffled and angry.

If you are considering working with a wrongful death attorney to get you maximum wrongful death settlements, you may want to begin filing at the soonest date possible. While these traumatic and overwhelming circumstances often take some time to cope with, the sooner you file, the better off you will be. The wrongful death statute of limitations only allows you a limited amount of time to file your claim.

When Should You File?

Because the laws for wrongful death cases vary in each state, the length of time you will have to file a claim under the statute of limitations will vary depending upon where you live. By getting in contact with a wrongful death law attorney as soon as possible, you will be able to explain the details of your case and discuss your options for filing a claim.

Different rules may apply to different types of cases as well. In medical cases where the patient was informed too late into the process of the terminal condition of his or her illness, the starting date for the filing time period may have some special exceptions, allowing the victim’s family to file later than in other types of cases. Always work closely with your attorney to meet the filing deadlines in time, and increase your chances of winning your claim.

Finding Justice And Fair Compensation

When filing for a wrongful death case, most loved ones of the wrongfully deceased are often looking for closure and justice. Receiving fair compensation for your family’s suffering and hardship is more likely to happen when you file your claim as soon as possible to avoid your claim being barred by the wrongful death statute of limitations in your state. Call 303-447-1144 today to schedule a FREE consultation with an experienced wrongful death attorney from Sloat & Nicholson, P.C.

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