Vermont Wrongful Death Attorneys
Caring Representation for Surviving Loved Ones
Has your loved one recently passed away in an accident in Vermont or New Hampshire? Many preventable accidents lead to fatalities. It is devastating to not only find out you have lost a family member or that a loved one has died as a result of negligent behavior in a preventable accident. On top of the emotional pain and suffering, you will have to confront all of their medical bills and related end-of-life expenses.
At Shillen Mackall & Seldon, we are dedicated to helping you honor your lost loved one and recover compensation to cover their expenses. We truly care about providing you with compassionate representation while seeing that justice is served against the responsible party.
Vermont Wrongful Death Statutes
Each state has its own statutes related to rules for filing wrongful death claims. Our expert wrongful death lawyers are here to guide you through the process.
Who can file a wrongful death lawsuit?
According to Vermont law (14 VSA Section 1492), the representative of the deceased individual's estate must be the one to bring the lawsuit. If the deceased person failed to appoint a representative, or did not have an estate plan, the courts will usually appoint one for them. In most cases, court-appointed representatives are surviving family members.
Who gets the money in a wrongful death lawsuit?
Damages from a wrongful death lawsuit will typically be awarded to surviving family members, starting with the closest relations (spouse, children, parents, etc.) and extending outwards to less immediate family members (siblings, aunts/uncles, cousins, etc.)
Compassionate Wrongful Death Attorneys
Finding a firm that you trust with your wrongful death claim can be difficult. You want to ensure that your lost loved one is respected and that their best interests are protected. Our Vermont wrongful death lawyers have more than 60 years of combined experience and are committed to helping you deal with the legal aspect of your case as well as the emotional toll it takes on your family. We are fully aware of the loss and painful suffering which is associated with a wrongful death.
We handle a wide range of wrongful death cases, which may include:
- Car accidents
- Truck accidents
- Motorcycle accidents
- Workplace accidents
- Premises liability
- Product liability
- Medical malpractice
Obtain Compensation for a Wrongful Death in Vermont or New Hampshire
While filing a lawsuit may not initially be on your mind after a death in your family, it is very important that you consult with a wrongful death attorney in Vermont. We offer a free consultation to look into the details of your case and determine if you have grounds for a suit. From there, we can illustrate the amount of compensation you may expect to receive. This can include damages for loss of wages, funeral expenses, medical bills, and pain and suffering.
To learn more about how we can help, give our wrongful death lawyers in Vermont a call at (802) 243-0078.
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