‘Wrongful death’ is a legal term that describes the death of an individual caused by the negligence or carelessness of someone else.
As per law, there are four key elements that characterize a case of wrongful death: carelessness, infringement of duty, causation, and damage. Here’s a closer look at each:
Proving these four key elements demand strong evidence and reliable witness testimony. A skilled and competent attorney specializing in wrongful death cases can help you establish these facts.
There could be several causes of wrongful death such as:
A wrongful death claim is usually filed by a representative on behalf of the survivors of the deceased. In most states, a spouse may file a wrongful death lawsuit. Some states allow distant relatives such as aunts, cousins, relatives, and grandparents to sue for wrongful death.
If your loved one has died due to the negligence or carelessness of another person, company or entity, you are eligible to bring a legal action for wrongful death. Seeking the assistance of an experienced attorney is important since wrongful death claims could turn out to be complicated. A competent lawyer will provide adequate representation by building a strong case. Most law firms also provide a free case evaluation of your wrongful death claim.