The wrongful death statutes in Rhode Island allow the family of a deceased person to bring a lawsuit in the victim’s name. A representative of the deceased (typically a surviving spouse or child) stands in for the victim and brings the claim against the defendant. A wrongful death lawsuit can stem from any type of personal injury claim that is the result of another person’s negligence, such as auto accidents, motorcycle accidents, medical malpractice, product liability, and more.
If you lost a loved one as a result of someone else’s negligence, our firm can help. At The Law Office of Joseph Lamy, we understand how difficult it is to cope with the death of a family member. Our Cranston wrongful death attorney offers compassionate, personalized legal services as we handle every aspect of your case so that you can focus on being with close friends and family. While financial compensation absolutely cannot undo the suffering you are going through, it can ease the financial burdens associated with an unexpected death, allowing you to move forward with the healing process.
Reach out to us at (401) 228-7470 today to learn more or to discuss your case with our attorney. We offer free, no-obligation consultations.Damages in a Wrongful Death Lawsuit
Calculating the damages in a wrongful death case can be a complex matter.
Relevant considerations typically include:
- The age and life expectancy of the victim
- His or her earning capacity and loss of future earnings
- If there are children left behind the Courts will consider the loss of parental guidance and potential inheritance
- Loss of emotional support
- Outstanding medical and funeral expenses
It is also important to know that the House of Representatives in Rhode Island voted to approve a bill which amends the wrongful death statute to allow parents to make a claim for loss of parental society and companionship even if the child is over the age of 18 and no longer a minor.How Our Rhode Island Firm Can Help
The truth is no lawsuit will ever compensate for the loss of a family member or loved one. It is, however, important to understand your rights and contact a Rhode Island wrongful death attorney who can help your family get their feet back on the ground. We offer 24/7 accessibility—our attorney even provides clients with his personal cell phone number in order to always remain ready to help. Hablamos Español y falamos Portugues.
If your loved one was killed by the negligent, careless, or reckless actions or inactions of another person, company, or entity, call our firm at (401) 228-7470 for a free consultation.