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Wrongful Death Suit

The purpose of a wrongful death suit is to recover damages from a responsible party for the loss of a family member. Each state has its own legislation on what is required to file a wrongful death suit, and the statute of limitations is very limited, so it is important to act quickly. A large number of wrongful deaths result from a loved one being killed at the hands of a drunk driver. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) a drunk driver kills someone every 51 minutes. That is over 10,000 people per year. Additionally, 3,000 people were killed in 2011 in what the NHTSA calls “distracted driving” accidents, which involve texting while driving or the use of other electronic devices. If you have lost a family member due to the negligence of another The Law Office of Michael J. Hood can help.

The NHTSA also reports that 5,953 passengers in vehicles were killed in 2011. If your loved one was killed while riding in a vehicle, it was likely though no fault of their own, yet their family must suffer. Coping with the loss of a loved one can be one of the most trying times of your life, and it is intensified when it is the result of someone else’s negligence.

At the Law Office of Michael J. Hood, we bring more than 31 years of experience to our clients in Delaware and Pennsylvania. Our clients appreciate our straightforward approach to wrongful death claims. We will carefully gather as much information as we can about your case so that we can give you a realistic assessment of the strengths and weaknesses, what you can realistically expect to recover and your likelihood of success.

Contact Attorney Michael J. Hood

We offer a free initial consultation to every client. For an appointment, contact us online or call our office at (302) 777-1000. We are open Monday through Friday, between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m., but we will meet with you evenings or weekends upon request. We will travel to the hospital or your home to meet with you if you are unable to travel.