Wrongful Death Attorney
Experienced Wrongful Death Lawyer in Cedar Rapids, Mason City, and Des Moines
A wrongful death lawsuit arises when a person dies due to the negligence, recklessness, or carelessness of another. Wrongful death cases can stem from many different circumstances, including:
If you have lost a loved one in a wrongful death accident, it’s important to speak with an attorney as soon as possible, as you have rights under the law that entitles you to compensation for your loss. An experienced Iowa wrongful death lawyer can guide you through the legal process and work towards proving causation and fault in order to recover maximum compensation.
Wrongful Death Claims
When a person is killed in an accident, the surviving family members or next of kin is required to open an estate with the probate court. At McGuire Law, PLC, we can open the estate for you and handle all of the probate proceedings. We have handled numerous wrongful death cases on behalf of clients throughout Iowa, and have recovered substantial monetary damages for those clients. We’ve helped our clients recover damages for:
- Medical bills incurred as a result of the accident
- The decedent’s pain and suffering
- Funeral expenses
- Administrative expenses
- Burial expenses
- The loss to the estate for what the decedent’s estate would have been worth had the decedent lived to the age of his or her life expectancy. For example, if the decedent was 45 years old, and his or her life expectancy was 40 more years, the loss in that 40 years may be $300,000, $500,000, or more. We will hire an accountant to compute that loss.
- Non-economic damages, such as loss of love, affection, services, companionship and support.
Contact a Wrongful Death Lawyer
In the aftermath of a tragic loss, we understand that the last thing you probably want to do is get tied up in some kind of lawsuit or legal battle. However, by taking legal action, you can ensure you and your family will be financially secure both now and in the future. At McGuire Law, PLC, not only are we here to help you file your claim, but we also want to make this process as easy as possible for you during this difficult time. You can count on us to do all of the hard work necessary, so you can focus your attention on the needs of you and your family. We have handled a great deal of wrongful death cases to great success, and are committed to recovering a successful outcome and large settlement for you.
To schedule a free consultation to discuss your case, please
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