Wrongful death is a civil action that is brought by a representative of someone who died, concerning the dead person’s estate. With this kind of case, the defendant—the person accused of a wrongful act– can be a person or corporation. The most important aspect of this kind of case is to prove that the defendant intended to cause harm or was committed an act that led to a person’s death.
No matter where you live, each state has its own law pertaining to wrongful death. It is important to note that there is a certain time period where wrongful deaths can be brought to the court and there may be regulations that are specific to each state relating to various types of accidents.
Wrongful deaths can pursue and seek compensation from such areas as: medical costs and expenses, pain and suffering, loss of companionship and loss of immediate and future wages. Wrongful deaths can be caused by the following: a car accident, a motorcycle accident, nursing home abuse, a workplace accident, a defective product, a dog attack or an accident with a truck.
An injury or wrongful death lawyer can help you several ways such as: finding out if you have time to file a lawsuit, looking for the kind of damages that might be recovered, seeing if there is enough evidence for the case and developing the best strategy for your case. Hiring a wrongful death lawyer can give you peace of mind that everything is being done to present your case in the best possible light.