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Compassionate Guidance Through A Wrongful Death Claim

When tragedy strikes on the road, the aftermath can be overwhelming for the families involved. If you have lost a loved one due to a car, truck, or motorcycle accident that was caused by someone else’s negligence, you may be entitled to file a wrongful death claim.

At Norris Injury Law Group, we understand that the pain of losing someone in an accident is unimaginable, and knowing whether you have a wrongful death case adds an additional layer of complexity. Generally, a wrongful death case arises when an individual dies as a result of another party’s negligent or intentional act. When you have lost a loved one due to the reckless or negligent actions of someone, we are here to help you hold them accountable.

The Purpose Of These Claims

Iowa’s wrongful death laws are designed to provide a legal remedy for the family members of the deceased. These laws outline who can file a claim, the types of damages that may be recovered, and the time frame within which you must file the lawsuit. It’s essential to consult with an experienced attorney who can explain the specific laws that will apply to your case.

When it comes to who can file a wrongful death claim, Iowa law stipulates that only certain individuals with a specific relationship to the deceased have the right to pursue a case. Typically, this includes spouses, children, and sometimes parents, but not extended family members like a brother-in-law. It is crucial to confirm your eligibility with a lawyer who is well-versed in wrongful death claims.

Frequently Asked Questions About Wrongful Death Claims

After losing a loved one, it is reasonable to have questions about what comes next. As we represent the Des Moines community with their legal needs, we also take the time to address their questions along the way. Some of the most common questions we receive about these cases include:

How do you know if you have a wrongful death case?

When a loved one has passed on as a result of reckless or negligent actions, it is likely that you have the grounds you need to pursue a wrongful death claim. Common causes of these claims include motorcycle crashes, truck accidents, and car accidents.

What are the laws around wrongful death?

Iowa’s wrongful death laws govern who can file a claim, what compensation may be available, and the time limits for filing. These laws are complex, and our guidance through them can help you close this chapter of your life and move forward sooner.

Can you pursue a wrongful death case on behalf of a family member?

Only certain close relatives, such as spouses, children, and sometimes parents, have the legal standing to file a wrongful death claim in Iowa. Extended family members, like a brother-in-law, typically cannot pursue a case on behalf of the deceased’s immediate family.

We Are Here to Help You Through This Difficult Time

Losing a loved one is a heart-wrenching experience, and dealing with legal matters can seem insurmountable during such a time. We offer compassionate support and expert guidance to help you understand your rights and options. Contact our Des Moines office today by calling 515-297-7264 or emailing us here to learn more about wrongful death claims and to discuss your case with a caring professional.

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