Wrongful Death Law

Defining wrongful death is essentially when a death is caused by another person’s wrongful actions. Some examples of this are:

  • the construction of an unsound structure or building
  • deaths caused by drunk driving
  • the manufacture of a defective or dangerous product
  • failing to diagnose a fatal disease

Defining wrongful death is essentially when a death is caused by another person’s wrongful actions. Some examples of this are:

  • the construction of an unsound structure or building
  • deaths caused by drunk driving
  • the manufacture of a defective or dangerous product
  • failing to diagnose a fatal disease

Wrongful death lawsuits are generally filed by the family of the deceased victim and are usually filed to reclaim wages that would otherwise have been made by the deceased.

Other damages that may be recovered include:

  • Pain, suffering or mental anguish suffered by the survivor of the deceased
  • Expense associated with the death, such as medical and funeral
  • Loss of inheritance from an untimely death
  • Loss of companionship, care or protection
  • Lost benefits, such as insurance, from the death
  • Punitive damages, intended to punish wrongdoers and prevent them from harming others

If someone has been a victim of a wrongful death then they need to contact a Personal Injury Lawyer.