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Scott D. Brown
John P. Lander
Kim R. Snitker
Travis M. Armbrust
Kaitlyn J. Ausborn
 
Brown, Kinsey,
Funkhouser & Lander, P.L.C.

214 North Adams,
Mason City, Iowa 50401
Phone: (641) 423-6223
Fax: (641) 423-9995
WRONGFUL DEATH - Frequently Asked Questions
I. General Information   D. Loss of Parental Guidance
  A. What to do if there is a possibility of a     wrongful death   E. Loss of Potential Inheritance
F. Punitive Damages
  B. When questions arise about a death   G. Multiple Defendants
  C. The Discovery Rule and Time      Limitations   H. Jury Adjustments
I.   Other Reductions
II. Wrongful Death Categories IV. Death of the Elderly, Children, or Unborn Children
  A. Medical Malpractice   A. Elderly
  B. Transportation Accidents   B. Children
  C. Occupational   C. Unborn Children
  D. Other V. Expert Testimony
III. Compensation VI. Why Hire a Wrongful Death Lawyer
  A. Medical Charges/Funeral Expenses    
  B. Loss of Wages    
  C. Loss of Support    
"Contact an Iowa wrongful death lawyer representing clients in Mason City, Iowa today to schedule your initial consultation."
 
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General Information about Wrongful Death

Wrongful death occurs when companies or individuals are negligent or either of these are found to have engaged in misconduct in their duties to others. These include car accidents, medical malpractice, occupational accidents and others. Statutes are in place for every state to establish procedures for bringing actions against the responsible party or parties; in this case, it is called a Wrongful Death Statute. These statutes list the proper litigants allowed to file suit in a wrongful death, including survivors such as spouses, children, parents and siblings among others. Wrongful death attorneys experienced in these lawsuits are able to walk clients through the essential details of their case to bring optimum results.

 

Four main causes of wrongful death are medical malpractice (resulting in death), vehicle or public transportation accidents (such as airplane or trains), work related injuries (including exposure to hazardous substances), and possibly deaths during supervised activities. The death must be caused by negligence, causing financial, physical and/or emotional loss for the victim's survivors. In order to file a wrongful death case, you must be entitled to sue according to your state's laws.

If you lost a loved one due to one of the causes described above, it is important to contact an experienced wrongful death attorney as soon as possible. Wrongful death lawyers experienced in wrongful deaths know how to assist you in gathering all necessary information and bring it to litigation.

What to do if there is a possibility of a wrongful death

No matter what the actual cause of a wrongful death is, there are limitations periods set within which wrongful death lawsuits must be filed. Therefore, it is very important to consult a wrongful death attorney when you believe you might have a wrongful death claim to bring. An experienced wrongful death attorney can answer all of your questions about wrongful death lawsuits and help you achieve the best possible outcome.

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