Wrongful Death Attorneys Serving Boise & Meridian, Idaho

Losing a loved one is among the most heartbreaking experiences any person can go through, especially if the death was unexpected and caused by an act of negligence. Fortunately, Idaho personal injury laws allow surviving family members to seek justice for their untimely loss by holding the liable party accountable.  

If you believe that another party’s wrongful actions caused your loved one’s death, you may be entitled to pursue compensation by pursuing a wrongful death claim. Our wrongful death attorneys at Shep Law Group are committed to protecting your family’s best interest during such a grieving period.  

As your legal counsel, we can investigate every detail of your personal situation and determine how to proceed with your wrongful death claim or lawsuit. We know that no amount of money could never replace your loved one, but it can help ease the financial burden that comes with losing a family member. We will fight vigorously for your rights and help you pursue the financial justice and fair compensation you need to recover from your loss.  

Contact us today to request a free consultation and learn how we can help. Shep Law Group proudly serves clients across Boise, Meridian, Ada County, and Canyon County, Idaho.  

Defining Wrongful Death

Under Idaho law, a wrongful death is defined as the death of a person which is caused by the neglectful or wrongful act of another person.  As a civil action, a wrongful death claim seeks to hold those responsible accountable for their actions. It's an avenue for the surviving family members to seek compensation for the devastating loss they've experienced. Here at Shep Law Group, we're well-versed in handling such cases with compassion and professionalism. 

A wrongful death can occur under a myriad of circumstances. The following are cases we have experience in handling: 

  • Car accidents,  

  • Medical malpractice,  

  • Ski and snowboard accidents, and 

  • Assault and battery 

Why File a Wrongful Death Claim?

The aftermath of losing a loved one can be a tumultuous time filled with grief and uncertainty. Amidst this emotional turmoil, filing a wrongful death claim can understandably seem daunting. But there are several compelling reasons to do so:   

  • Pursue Financial Compensation: Filing a wrongful death claim allows the surviving loved ones of the deceased person to seek financial support or boost for their loss. The financial compensation will help cover funeral and burial expenses, lost earning capacity, and outstanding medical bills.  

  • Establish Accountability: Also, filing a wrongful death action will allow the decedent’s surviving family members to establish accountability or hold the liable party accountable for their reckless or wrongful actions.   

  • Seek Justice for Loved Ones: In addition, the surviving family members can file a wrongful death action to seek deserved justice for their deceased loved one and honor their memory.   

  • Get Closure: Moreover, seeking justice in this manner can serve to honor the memory of the deceased, providing a sense of closure to the surviving family members.  

  • Serve as Warning or Deterrence: Lastly, filing a wrongful death action can help warn other persons from acting negligently in a way that might result in fatalities. In doing so, they can make sure another family or individual does not suffer from such an ill-fated incident.   

Again, we understand that money is nothing compared to the life of your loved one. But our attorneys at Shep Law Group believe in how important it is to pursue justice and compensation, as it can help ease the burden of financial stress during this difficult time. Contact us today for a free consultation and let us guide you forward. We operate on a contingency fee basis, meaning you don't pay us until we win your case. Together, we can make a difference and honor the memory of your loved one. 



Who's Eligible to File a Wrongful Death Claim in Idaho?

Not just anyone can pursue compensation after someone’s death. So, who's eligible to file a wrongful death claim? In Idaho, the following individuals have the right: 

  • The personal representative or executor of the deceased person's estate. 

  • The surviving spouse of the deceased person. 

  • The heirs of the deceased person's estate. 

  • The surviving children or stepchildren of the deceased person. 

  • The parents of the deceased person. 

  • The putative spouse of the deceased person. 

  • The siblings of the deceased person. 

  • Any blood relative of the deceased person. 

Statute of Limitations

The statute of limitations for wrongful death claims in Idaho is two years. This means that you must bring a wrongful death action seeking damages within two years from the date the death occurred.   

Damages Available for Recovery

In the wake of a wrongful death, various types of damages can be pursued to provide financial relief to the surviving family members. These damages could cover:  

  • medical bills related to the deceased's final injury or illness,  

  • lost income and benefits that the deceased contributed to their household, and  

  • funeral and burial expenses. 

But it doesn't stop there. Compensation can also be sought for the loss of care, support, companionship, counsel, and protection that the deceased provided. It's our mission at Shep Law Group to secure the maximum compensation possible for your claim.  

What Your Claim Needs to Prove

The key is to establish that the loss of life was indeed due to the negligence or intentional actions of another party. To succeed in a wrongful death claim, you must prove the following elements: 

  • The defendant had a duty of care towards the deceased person. 

  • The defendant breached this duty of care by acting negligently or recklessly in some way. 

  • This breach of duty was the direct cause of the deceased's death. 

  • The surviving family members have suffered damages as a result of their. 

For instance, if the deceased person was killed in a car accident caused by a drunk driver, the claim would follow these guidelines: 

  • The duty of care would be the responsibility every driver has to operate their vehicle safely and follow traffic laws. 

  • The breach of this duty of care would be the driver's decision to drink before getting behind the wheel and drive. 

  • The direct cause would be the fact that their impaired driving led to the accident which resulted in the death of your loved one. 

  • Lastly, the damages suffered by the surviving family members could include funeral and burial expenses, loss of income if the deceased was a primary earner, and emotional distress from the loss of their loved one. 

Remember, each case is unique and requires a detailed investigation to ensure a successful claim. At Shep Law Group, our experienced wrongful death attorneys can guide you through each step of this process. 

Why Shep Law Group?

If you believe that a negligent party’s actions might have resulted in your loved one’s demise, you should act quickly and retain a practiced personal injury attorney to protect your right to financial recovery.  

At Shep Law Group, our attorneys have the diligence and resources to help you hold the responsible party accountable for their life-ending actions. You can rely on us to advocate compassionately for your best interests and help you seek rightful financial compensation for your loss. With our extensive legal knowledge and experience, we can help file your wrongful death claim and we won't stop fighting until your settlement equates justice.  

Wrongful Death Attorneys Serving Boise & Meridian, Idaho

At Shep Law Group, we're here to support you and your loved ones during this difficult time. Our compassionate and experienced wrongful death attorneys understand the emotional and financial gravity of these cases and can provide the legal guidance needed to seek justice for your loss. We operate on a contingency fee basis, meaning that our clients do not pay us until we recover compensation for their claim, so there is no financial risk to you. Contact us today for a free consultation.