Losing a loved one due to the negligence of an individual or a company can be one of the hardest things a person ever endures. In addition to the emotional pain of loss, you may now be left facing mounting financial burdens and the uncertainty of the legal system. Not knowing who to turn to for help or what to do next can leave the survivors of the deceased overwhelmed and confused.
Fortunately, you don't have to go through this alone. The attorneys at Kies Law are here to help you and your family through this difficult time. Our compassionate wrongful death lawyers are ready to answer your questions and advise you on the best way to move forward.
The surviving spouse
A surviving child of the decedent
The guardian or parent of the decedent
The personal representative of the decedent on behalf of the surviving spouse, child, or parent
The personal representative of the estate on the estate's behalf if none of these people survive the decedent
In general, this list of people who are allowed to file a lawsuit will move in order of precedence from a surviving spouse down to the personal representative. If a party with more precedence exists, he or she must file the lawsuit. For example, if the deceased person left behind both a spouse and a child, the spouse should file the lawsuit.