Accidents happen. Wrongful death is no accident. When a local woman was struck by an intoxicated driver, Jarve Kaplan Granato Starr stood with her family to recover damages from the driver and the bar that over-served him.

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Wrongful Death


The victim’s family was awarded $8.6 million, but there is no compensation worth their loved one’s life.


A Wrongful Death claim may be warranted when the actions of another person or entity/company results in a person’s death. The purpose of a Wrongful Death claim is to compensate family members who have lost the future income, service and support of a breadwinner. If the act causing loss of life is deemed particularly reckless or heinous in nature, punitive damage may also be assessed.

The death of a breadwinner can have repercussions for generations, as dreams such as college are set aside for financial reasons. Examples of Wrongful Death include death resulting from:

  • Motor vehicle accidents
  • Medical negligence
  • Defective and dangerous products
  • Unsafe medications
  • Hazardous property conditions

A Wrongful Death claim is often only one of the avenues JKGS will take to ensure our client’s are best compensated for unspeakable loss. Our attorneys have successfully handled many Wrongful Death claims. We will be there for you when you need us.

If you have suffered a serious personal injury or have lost a loved one due to personal injury, please contact our firm to discuss your potential case.

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