Eastman Law Office, P.S.C.


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When a loved one dies, people can be devastated. When a loved one dies because of the carelessness of a corporation or person, a community is devastated. Our clients count on us to provide counseling and strength when a loved one dies. If the death was caused by the negligence of another, the Eastman Law Office will seek justice.

A wrongful death claim is a statutory cause of action that may be brought on behalf of a surviving spouse, children and parents of a decedent to compensate them for the losses they sustained as a result of the wrongful death of their family member. The "wrongful" act that resulted in death may have been intentional, reckless, or negligent as long as it is of the character that would have permitted the decedent to maintain an action for injuries had death not resulted.

Wrongful death claims may be filed by the surviving heirs or the decedent's personal representative. The surviving heirs include the surviving spouse, children and parents of the decedent.


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