If you’ve lost a loved one due to someone else’s negligence, you might have a strong foundation for a wrongful death lawsuit. If you have a case, you could be entitled to receive generous compensation that will help you cover the cost of medical bills, funeral expenses, and lost income.
Losing a loved one is a terrible experience, but it’s even worse when their death was preventable. Too often, negligence and misconduct result in fatal accidents and survivors are left to pick up the pieces. Most pursue a wrongful death lawsuit to recover compensation for their losses like funeral costs, lost income, and lost companionship.
A wrongful death lawsuit is a legal claim to hold someone liable for another person’s death. Generally, a wrongful death lawsuit is filed when someone’s actions, usually negligence, result in someone else’s death.
Nobody wants to think about the possibility of experiencing a fatal work accident, but they can and do happen more often than we think. Many times these accidents are due to neglect on the part of the employer, with unsafe conditions that have gone unnoticed or ignored.
If you drive a motor vehicle, you’re required to carry insurance in order to protect yourself from financial liability if you’re found at fault in any vehicle accidents. The insurance companies charge you a premium every month that you must pay in order to legally drive.
A Wrongful Death claim is a lawsuit filed when someone’s death is caused by the negligence or misconduct of another party. For example, a Wrongful Death claim might be filed against a car company who manufactured parts that malfunctioned, resulting in the death of a person or people. Other common Wrongful Death suits can include cases against someone convicted of murder, a negligent medical facility and even medical malpractice in a hospital.