Wrongful Death Lawyers
No Family Should Have to Endure the Untimely Loss of a Loved One. If You Find Yourself in This Situation, Our Lawyers Can Help You Recover.
If you are coping with the loss of a loved one, there is nothing anyone can say that will help you feel better. You need time to grieve, and you need time before you begin to think about moving on. At Oberheiden Law, we understand the extraordinary hardship you are facing, but we also know how important it is for you to assert your legal rights.
If your loved one’s death was the result of negligence or a product defect, you may be entitled to significant financial compensation. In addition to medical bills and loss of income, wrongful death claims can also seek damages for pain and suffering, emotional trauma, loss of consortium and companionship, and other non-financial losses. It is not unusual for successful wrongful death claims to result in six-figure or seven-figure settlements; and, while no amount of money can truly provide “just” compensation for an unnecessary death, filing a claim is important for family members’ financial stability and psychological wellbeing.
Our Senior Attorneys Handle Wrongful Death Claims Nationwide
Oberheiden Law is a nationwide network of lawyers who represent family members and personal representatives in wrongful death claims. All of our lawyers are highly-experienced, and collectively they have recovered more than $6 billion in compensation for clients. If you need to seek financial compensation for a loved one’s wrongful death, your choice of legal representation matters. When you choose Oberheiden Law, you can rest easy knowing that you have decades of experience on your side.
At Oberheiden Law, we offer:
- A nationwide network of senior attorneys who have recovered billions of dollars for their clients’ losses.
- A trial-ready approach to settlement negotiations that focuses on quickly obtaining a favorable out-of-court result while simultaneously preparing for the possibility of trial.
- Unlimited access and 24/7 availability to ensure that you remain up-to-date on your case and always have your questions answered.
- Our written commitment that we will never ask you to pay anything out of pocket, and you will not pay anything at all unless we win.
- Reduced contingency fees that put more of your settlement or verdict in your pocket—25% as opposed to the 33% industry standard.
We Represent Families Who Have Lost Loved Ones Due to Others’ Mistakes
Sadly, individuals lose their lives everyday due to other people’s mistakes. There is no excuse for a mistake that leads to death, and individuals and companies that make fatal mistakes deserve to be held fully accountable. Our lawyers have experience representing family members and personal representatives in all types of cases, and we are available to handle wrongful death cases nationwide involving:
- Negligent driving
- Negligent construction
- Negligent property maintenance
- Failure to follow safety regulations on jobsites
- Failure to follow safety regulations for commercial trucks
- Medical malpractice
- Nursing home negligence
- Road and vehicle defects
- Defective medications and medical devices
- Other dangerous and defective products
Different states have different laws regarding who is eligible to file a wrongful death claim. In some states, certain family members can file claims directly, while in other states claims must be filed by the decedent’s personal representative. Our lawyers can help you understand the laws in your state, and we can make sure you comply with your state’s statute of limitations and meet all other legal requirements.
What Compensation is Available to Families in Cases of Wrongful Death?
The compensation available to families in cases of wrongful death varies by state as well. As a general rule, eligible family members can recover full compensation for all financial and non-financial losses resulting from their loved one’s death. However, some states place a cap on the damages that are available in certain types of cases; and, while some states allow for the recovery of punitive damages in appropriate cases, others do not. Ultimately, maximizing your family’s recovery is a matter of working closely with an experienced attorney who is prepared to fight for the compensation your family deserves.
Speak with a Wrongful Death Lawyer in Confidence
If you would like to speak with an experienced lawyer in your state about pursuing a claim for wrongful death, we invite you to schedule a free, no-obligation consultation at Oberheiden Law. We are conducting initial consultations by phone and video for your protection during the COVID-19 crisis. To speak with an attorney as soon as possible, please call 866-376-4871 or tell us how you prefer to be contacted online.