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Idaho Recognizes the Cause of Action for Wrongful Death.

In Idaho, wrongful death constitutes the death of a person caused by the "wrongful or neglectful act of another."

Idaho allows a number of individuals to bring suit for the wrongful death of a loved one including, but not limited to,

a) the personal representative of the deceased person’s estate; or

b)  the deceased person’s heirs including a spouse, child, step-child, parent and when partly or wholly dependent on the decedent for support or services, any blood relatives or adoptive brothers and sisters.

In Idaho, the typical damages allowed in a wrongful death action include:

1) Medical expenses of the deceased person leading up to the decedent's death;

2) Funeral and burial expenses of the decedent;

3) the loss of financial support by family members who relied on the deceased person for support;

4) The loss of the value of household services that the deceased person provided; and

5) Non-economical damages including the loss of the care, comfort, society and consortium of the deceased person.

Idaho does not allow damages for the pain and suffering of the deceased person. If you have lost a loved one due to the negligence or responsibility of another or as a result of an industrial accident, you should consult with an experienced wrongful death attorney.

For a discussion concerning the statute of limitations for filing a lawsuit for wrongful death in Idaho, see http://www.mortonlawyers.com/faqs/the-statute-of-limitations-in-idaho-for-wrongful-death.cfm

Boise Wrongful Death Trial Lawyer Alan Morton has over 31 years of experience handling wrongful death claims not only throughout Idaho but throughout the United States. See http://www.mortonlawyers.com/bio/alan-morton.cfm and the testimonial page of Mr. Morton's former clients at http://www.mortonlawyers.com/testimonials.cfm

You may reach Mr. Morton by contacting him at 208.344.5555 or toll free at 888.716.8021 or by completing the online contact form at: http://www.mortonlawyers.com/contact.cfm.

 

 


Alan Morton
Advocate for Justice/Trial Lawyer