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Wrongful Death Claims

If you or a family member have been seriously injured or killed due to the negligent conduct or grossly negligent behavior of another, then you may have a right to file a personal injury or wrongful death lawsuit against these wrongdoers. Due to the nature of these types of cases, a full investigation of the facts of the accident and preservation of the evidence is essential to success.

A death caused by a negligent, careless, intentional or reckless act of another person or corporation is considered a wrongful death. In most states, if the death of a relative or spouse was caused by the wrongful act of another, surviving family members can file a wrongful death lawsuit against the negligent party or parties. In order to file a wrongful death claim, you must be able to prove that you will experience severe future emotional and financial hardship because of the loss of the negligent death.

The required elements for a successful case for wrongful death include:

  • Death of person
  • That death was caused by the negligence of another
  • Surviving family members who are monetarily suffering due to that death.

There must be a personal representative appointed to bring the suit on behalf of the decedent's estate.

If an individual or company kills someone as a result of negligent or reckless behavior, the decedent's family may have a right to be compensated for their current and future financial losses in a wrongful death lawsuit. Recovery can include compensation for lost earnings as well as compensation for the lost companionship and guidance of the deceased person


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