Frequently Asked Questions

Do you have to be related by blood to file a wrongful death claim?

No, you do not have to be a blood relation to file a wrongful death lawsuit. These claims can be filed for those in the deceased’s line of inheritance and close family members, including:

  • The deceased’s surviving husband or wife
  • The deceased’s registered domestic partner
  • The deceased’s children
  • The deceased’s stepchildren who were dependent on the deceased
  • The deceased’s parents who were dependent on the deceased
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