In Case of a Wrongful Death
Losing a loved one in a sudden accident is devastating. Trying to handle the details of the remaining medical bills, probate matters and police reports is challenging enough. Handling the legal details of a lawsuit for wrongful death litigation becomes nearly impossible.
If you have lost a loved one in Iowa in a fatal car accident, in a workplace accident or because of a manufacturer's or a property owner's negligence, talk to an attorney at Lawyer, Lawyer, Dutton & Drake, L.L.P. in West Des Moines.
We are 100 percent dedicated to representing people who have suffered an injury and financial damages because of another party's negligence or misconduct. It is important to understand: we do not EVER represent insurance companies or defendants
in personal injury or wrongful death suits. Our one and only job is to protect the rights of people who deserve to have justice restored.
Who Is Responsible?
One of the most challenging aspects of a wrongful death lawsuit is determining who should be held liable for damages. For example, if a person dies in a DUI accident, it is simple enough to place liability on the drunk driver behind the wheel of the other car. But there may be other liable parties, as well. Who served the driver alcohol if he or she was already clearly intoxicated? Did the seat belt and airbag in the victim's car work effectively? Was the highway clearly marked and properly maintained, or did poor road design contribute to the accident in any way?
What is a Wrongful Death Worth?
There is really no dollar value someone can place on a human life, but money is the only means our legal system has of compensating the victim's family. We work with independent professionals to determine the full value of the required compensation, for your loved one's pain and medical expenses prior to death, for loss of consortium and companionship, and for lost earnings to the family and to the estate.
Call West Des Moines' Experienced Attorneys
We thoroughly investigate the causes and results of the fatal accident, then go to work to help you get every dollar in compensation you are entitled to. Wherever you reside in Iowa, if you lost a loved one because of another person's or corporation's negligence, talk to an attorney at Lawyer, Lawyer, Dutton & Drake, L.L.P.
Call us at 515-224-4400 or use our convenient email contact form
to arrange a FREE consultation.