How much is a contingency fee for wrongful death cases?

Answer For medical malpractice cases a lawyer's fee is limited to 33.3 percent for any decision of $150,000 or less, 25 percent for the next $850,000 and 20 percent for $1 million or more. If the wrongful... Read More »

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Tax Implications on a Wrongful Death Settlement?

Wrongful death settlements can be awarded to the decedent's surviving relatives based upon compensation for physical injuries, emotional distress and punitive damages. Wrongful death settlements fo... Read More »

Can a sibling recover in a wrongful death suit?

A wrongful death lawsuit makes a claim that someone died due to negligence, and that the death resulted in financial damage to the person bringing the suit. For instance, a wrongful death lawsuit m... Read More »

New York Wrongful Death Statute of Limitations?

A wrongful death action is a lawsuit that is filed by the immediate surviving family members of a decedent whose death was caused either intentionally or negligently. Family members must file the l... Read More »

How much time do you have to file a wrongful death lawsuit?

The statute of limitations for wrongful death lawsuits vary by state, from 1-2 years to a longer time frame. You might also have more time if the actual cause of death isn't discovered until later.... Read More »