Wrongful Death Lawsuit Funding
Wrongful death lawsuit funding (a.k.a. accidental death lawsuit funding and fatal accident lawsuit funding) is meant to financially assist you after the real human tragedy of losing a family member to an untimely death caused by the negligence of another party.
The deceased party must be a family member such as:
- Some of the situations in which wrongful death occur include (but are not limited to) the following.
- motor vehicle accidents (e.g. car, truck, motorcycle)
- pedestrian accidents
- mass transportation accidents (airplane, train, bus, ship)
- medical malpractice/negligence
- work-related accidents
- product failures or defects (e..g. unexpected drug side effects)
- failure to provide adequate security
The strongest cases are probably those involving the loss of a “breadwinner” of the family, but advances are also possible in cases not involving “breadwinners”.
The valuation of wrongful death cases will include compensating the surviving family members for the following.
- medical expenses
- funeral expenses
- loss of future income from a spouse or parent
- loss of companionship or service
The amount that can be advanced is limited to 10% of known insurance coverage. Please consult your attorney to be sure the statute of limitations (the time limit in which legal action can be started for a given case) has not expired for your wrongful death case. Wrongful death lawsuit funding advances can only be made to adults.
The documents we need to see for wrongful death lawsuit funding include the following.
- attorney/client retainer agreement (optional)
- complaint document (if a lawsuit has been filed)
- medical records (e.g. emergency room reports, X-ray reports, MRI reports, CAT scan reports, surgical reports, doctors narrative reports related to the treatment of the deceased party)
- an expert report in cases of medical malpractice or negligence that states the death resulted because the “acceptable standard of care” was not provided
- death certificate
- autopsy report (if exists)
- proof of defendant’s insurance
- payoff amounts for any prior lawsuit funding advances you may already have
Several basic questions about lawsuit finding are answered on the page FAQs About Lawsuit Funding.
If you have additional questions, or if you would like to learn if your lawsuit qualifies for lawsuit funding, please click here to contact us