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Cases involving wrongful death are tragic and very difficult on the decedent’s loved ones and family members. Wrongful death claims are an important part of probate law, as the decedent’s estate may be entitled to financial compensation.

The unfortunate fact is that life is unpredictable, and accidents sometimes take the people we care about away from us very suddenly. However, if a deadly accident resulted from another party’s negligent actions, legal recourse is available.

It is the responsibility of the decedent’s personal representative to file a wrongful death lawsuit if someone’s negligence led to a deadly event. In order for a suit to be filed, a personal representative must first be appointed in a probate court. If the decedent’s will did not explicitly identify a personal representative, direct family members over the age of 18 may petition the court to be named the estate’s representative. The personal representative is responsible for all actions and decisions regarding wrongful death lawsuits, including initiating legal action, and accepting or rejecting settlement offers.

Depending on the particulars of the case, the understanding and knowledgeable attorneys at Pollack Pollack & Kogan may be able to take on your wrongful death case on a contingency fee basis. Such situation are evaluated on a case-by-case basis, and we invite you to contact our offices to discuss the specifics.

Our firm may also be able to provide expert co-counsel team members with extensive expertise in specific areas of wrongful death law. We are highly sympathetic to the surviving family members of people who lost their lives under unexpected and tragic circumstances, and we’re happy to talk to you about the details of your case. For assistance, contact the Pollack Pollack & Kogan team by email at, or call 305-373-9676.