Coping with the loss of a loved one can be devastating, especially when the family member’s death was the result of an accident, or caused by another party’s negligence or wrongdoing. In these instances, close family members—such as spouses, children, or parents of minors who were killed—may wish to file a wrongful death lawsuit.
To do so, the estate’s personal representative (executor) must open a probate and hire a personal injury law firm to handle the wrongful death lawsuit. Boyes, Farina & Matwiczyk can assist those whom would become personal representatives and their personal injury counsel. Our attorneys then work hand-in-hand with the personal injury attorneys to advise and assist with both the distribution of the regular estate and the allocation of the proceeds of the wrongful death lawsuit and/or claim. We continually monitor the status of your case.
At Boyes, Farina & Matwiczyk, our experienced Trusts and Estates attorneys have a thorough knowledge of this complex area of law. Partner Bill Boyes is a statewide authority and widely recognized as an expert on allocation of wrongful death proceeds. When a loved one has been killed due to the negligence of another, we’re here to direct the estate planning aspects of the case so you can make informed decisions about how to manage the compensation settlement or award.
To learn more about your estate planning options following wrongful death, contact us today.