Losing a loved one can be difficult, no matter what the cause. If their death stems from the negligence of another person or business, such as medical malpractice, or occupational exposure to hazardous conditions or substances, it can be even harder to take. You may be able to claim compensation from the person or entity that caused your loved one’s untimely death.
In order to bring a successful wrongful death cause of action, the following elements must be present:
The death of a human being
The appointment of a personal representative for the deceased’s estate
Death caused by another’s negligence or with intent to cause harm
Surviving family members who are suffering financial injury as a result of the death

All wrongful death cases are based on negligence, which is defined as the failure to use reasonable care in any given situation. In order to prove negligence in a wrongful death case, it must first be established that the defendant was acting carelessly. Then a direct link must be established between that person’s negligence and your loved one’s death. Establishing these parameters requires the skill of an experienced wrongful death attorney, such as Darin Luneckas.

There is a limited amount of time granted to file a wrongful death case. Learn more by contacting Luneckas Law, P.C. in Cedar Rapids. We are committed to helping eastern Iowans through this emotionally and often financially difficult time. For your convenient consultation, contact us or call  319.294.8777 .