Nampa Wrongful Death Lawyers
When you lose a loved one to an accident caused by the negligence of another, the surviving family is entitled to file a wrongful death claim. This is a very serious and sensitive topic to address, and deciding whether or not to proceed with a claim in honor of your loved one can feel conflicting and overwhelming. When the accident directly resulted from another’s negligent actions, your family is owed damages.
With heavy consideration of the inherent sensitivity of these cases, it is best to speak with a knowledgeable and dedicated attorney. Feller & Wendt has many years of experience and expertise in wrongful death claims. We will handle your case with compassion and a promise to stand by the surviving family throughout the entirety of the process. To speak with an actual wrongful death attorney today, please call the number below.
Wrongful Death Statutes in Idaho
Our team is ready to talk you through the logistics and state laws surrounding a wrongful death claim. Defined as the death of a person caused by the “wrongful or neglectful actions of another,” Idaho currently has a two-year statute of limitations for filing a claim.
The person eligible to file the claim must be identified as the owner of the victim’s estate. This information can be found in their last will and testament or will be assigned by the court system following intestacy laws. This would allow the victim’s surviving spouse, children, or legal guardian to file a claim. A good rule of thumb when deciding whether or not to file is to consider if the victim would have filed a personal injury claim had they survived the accident.
How Is Compensation Distributed in Wrongful Death Cases?
When it comes to compensation for wrongful death cases, your Nampa wrongful death lawyer will fight for an amount worthy of the victim’s and the surviving family’s suffering. A claim can include compensation for the following:
- The victim’s medical bills
- Cost of the victim’s burial and funeral services
- Any sustained property damage as a result of the accident
- Loss of consortium
- Loss of a loved one
- Loss of expected income or wages
- Lost earnings from investments or retirement funds
Your Nampa wrongful death lawyer will fight to get you the economic and non-economic compensation your family deserves. Feller & Wendt understands that financial compensation can greatly impact moving forward and healing. In Idaho, there is a cap on noneconomic damages that is modified every year to reflect current state wages. If applicable, our team can also fight for punitive damages, which are awarded in cases where the act of the negligent party is found to have been purposefully reckless or intentionally harmful.
How a Nampa Attorney Can Help
Trying to tackle a mound of legal issues and paperwork while processing the loss of a family member is not only overwhelming but leaves room for error and case dismissal. We have found within our many years of experience that hiring an attorney guarantees you leave with a higher settlement and a stronger sense of justice. While you spend time with your family, a Nampa wrongful death attorney can focus on the following:
Collecting and assessing evidence is crucial to demonstrating the at-fault party was negligent and is liable for the victim’s wrongful death. Depending on the cause of the accident, your attorney will help gather time-sensitive evidence like security footage, medical records, police reports, eyewitnesses, and more.
Using the evidence, liability will be placed on the at-fault party through the four components of negligence. They will demonstrate that the at-fault party owed the victim a standard of care, that they breached that care, and that it directly resulted in their injury and wrongful death.
Fight for Adequate Compensation
While you can technically file a wrongful death claim without an attorney’s help, the settlement will likely not adequately cover the true cost of your family’s loss. The insurance companies are not your friends and will attempt to give you the least amount of money possible.
Don’t try to navigate this process alone. Feller & Wendt will treat your case with the attention and consideration it warrants.
Speak With a Compassionate Nampa Wrongful Death Attorney Today
The sooner you start the process of contacting a compassionate and dedicated Nampa wrongful death lawyer from Feller & Wendt, the faster we are able to get your family the justice, financial compensation, and peace you all rightfully deserve. With over 75 years of experience, we are able to offer personalized, knowledgeable, and efficient legal services unparalleled in the Nampa area. We have helped our clients get hundreds of thousands of dollars in damages and are ready to do the same for you and your family.