Has a loved one died because of another person or company's negligence or deliberate actions? If a family member has died of something other than natural causes, and you believe someone else is to blame, then you may have grounds for a wrongful death lawsuit. A wrongful death attorney or personal injury lawyer can evaluate the specifics of your situation to help determine whether a wrongful death lawsuit would be successful.
In general, you can pursue a wrongful death claim if a family member dies as a result of another person or company's:
- Reckless act
- Intentional act
Examples of negligence would include drunk driving and allowing safety hazards to exist on a piece of real estate. Reckless acts would include drag racing or playing with a loaded handgun, whereas intentional acts include murder.
Types of Wrongful Death Cases
Wrongful death can occur in many ways:
If an action causes the premature loss of life, then you potentially have a reason for a wrongful death lawsuit.
Settlement for Wrongful Death
When a person is killed in an accident, survivors are entitled to fair compensation for their losses. In fact, family members can file a wrongful death lawsuit even if the person or company at fault is facing criminal charges for the death.
While monetary settlements will not bring back your loved one, it can help you continue with your life with fewer disruptions, particularly if the loved one who died was your family breadwinner. A settlement provided guaranteed income to the family.
A wrongful death lawyer or personal injury attorney can help protect your rights and the rights of survivors. In that traumatic time it is still important to look to the protections of the legal system. Your wrongful death attorney will stand by your side and stand up for your rights.
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