Can a Wrongful Death Claim be Discharged in Bankruptcy?

Maybe. Many judgments for negligence can be discharged under the bankruptcy code. However, there are some injuries and damages judgments that cannot be discharged, which include certain claims for injuries and damages resulting from reckless conduct and grossly negligent conduct. Alcohol related drunk driving accident injury and damage judgments and punitive damage judgments are not dischargeable. Accordingly, drunk driving lawsuit judgments are an important example of a judgment obtained that cannot be bankrupted out of.

Has A Loved One Died Due To The Negligence of Others?

If your loved one has died due to the negligence of someone else, an experienced wrongful death attorney can help you hold them responsible. Contact us online or call our Kansas City office directly at 816.471.5111 to schedule your free, no obligation consultation.