A wrongful death claim can occur when a loved one is injured in an accident and then dies as a result of those injuries. Another circumstance under which a wrongful death claim can occur is when your loved one is killed and the offender is convicted of the crime. All of these claims arise under the Family Compensation Act. We understand that this kind of claim may not be something that you would think about pursuing at a time when you are experiencing the grief associated with the loss of a family member, but the Limitation Act sets out a defined period of time within which you can make such a claim. Please contact our office for a FREE consultation.