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Grieving families want answers after losing a loved one. SGT helps clients find these answers, seek justice, and achieve financial recovery and stability after the loss of a loved one.

The death of a loved one is always a difficult thing to deal with. But when that death was caused by the negligence or recklessness of another person, it can be even more devastating. If you've recently lost a family member due to someone else's actions, you may be wondering what your options are for taking legal action and seeking compensation. Here's what you need to know about wrongful death compensation.

If you've lost a loved one due to someone else's wrongful conduct, SGT can help you pick up the pieces. Contact one of our experienced attorneys today to learn how we can help.

In order to seek compensation in a wrongful death case, it must first be proven that the death was caused by the negligent or intentional actions of another person. This could include cases of drunk driving, medical malpractice, or even murder. If it can be shown that the death would not have occurred but for the actions of the other party, then a wrongful death claim may be successful.

In most cases, it will be the surviving spouse or domestic partner of the deceased who files a wrongful death claim. However, if there is no surviving spouse or domestic partner, other close relatives may be able to file suit. This could include the parents, children, or siblings of the deceased. An experienced wrongful death attorney will be able to advise you on who is eligible to file a claim in your specific case.

If a wrongful death claim is successful, the court may award various types of compensation to the surviving family members. This could include money for funeral and burial expenses, loss of income and benefits, loss of companionship or support, and even pain and suffering. An experienced attorney will be able to help you determine what types of compensation you may be entitled to receive.

If you've recently lost a loved one due to someone else's negligence or recklessness, you may be wondering what your options are for taking legal action and seeking compensation. Here's what you need to know about wrongful death claims and compensation. In most cases, it will be the surviving spouse or domestic partner of the deceased who files a claim. However, other close relatives may also be able to take action. If a claim is successful, the court may award various types of compensation to the family members, including money for funeral and burial expenses, loss of income and benefits, loss of companionship or support, and even pain and suffering.

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