Only the most competent, experienced law firms with solid financial resources, should handle cases involving wrongful death and survival claims. The McKnight Law Firm is one of those firms, with 30 years of experience, and the financial resources to do what is necessary to prosecute a wrongful death and survival claim.
When we get a call from a family regarding the wrongful death of a loved one, we immediately begin working for you and your family. We will employ investigators, an expert accident reconstruction expert, if needed; and do whatever it takes to ensure that all the evidence is preserved.
We recognize that the loss of a spouse, child, parent or other relative can be devastating to the entire family. Our team at the McKnight Law Firm will treat you and your family with compassion, empathy and understanding during this most difficult time
Wrongful Death versus Survival Claims
When someone is wrongfully killed by the negligence or reckless behavior of another person or corporation, the person’s death often does happen immediately. There are so many ways one can perish, whether it be from an automobile collision, boat collision, medical malpractice incident etc… A wrongful death claim is for the wrongful death itself, and for the effect that wrongful death has on loved ones.
The “survival” claim is in addition to the wrongful death claim when there is conscious pain and suffering prior to death. We employ a forensic pathologist to discuss conscious pain and suffering, to let others know how the person felt in the second, minutes, hours, days, weeks, months, or even years, prior to the person’s death.