What is a wrongful death claim?
When someone is killed as the result of wrongful conduct of a person or persons, a surviving spouse, child, and other “heirs at law” can recover damages. These monetary damages can help those that counted on the deceased for financial or emotional support.
What do the Kansas laws say about wrongful death?
Laws in each state differ in wrongful death suits. In Kansas, the Statue of Limitations for filing a suit is generally two years from the date of death. This is only extended if some facts were not evident until some time after death. Any heir of the deceased who had sustained a loss due to the death can file a suit. This includes spouse, children and siblings.
Is murder a wrongful death claim?
Yes and no. Murder is a criminal act which can result in the imprisonment of the wrongdoer. A wrongful death claim is a civil lawsuit. If a loved one is killed by another, a civil wrongful death claim can be brought to recover money damages for the murder. A civil wrongful death case cannot put a murderer in jail.
Is medical malpractice a wrongful death?
Sometimes. Medical malpractice means a doctor violated important public safety rules. When a Doctor violates important public safety rules they can cause harm. Sometimes that harm is death. If the harm caused by a doctor is death then there is a wrongful death lawsuit.
What should I do if I lost a loved one from someone else’s wrongful conduct?
The wisest action would be to contact an attorney to represent you in a wrongful death claim. Monetary awards help pay for medical bills, funeral costs and future finances for people that were dependent upon the deceased such as a spouse or children.
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