What is Wrongful Death? 

 August 1, 2013

By  LMW Attorneys

Wrongful death occurs from the deliberate, reckless or negligent behavior of another individual. Malfunctioning equipment, fatal car accidents that occurred because of faulty equipment, large truck accidents that were caused by improper operating practices and incorrect prescriptions given by a medical professional are all types of wrongful death cases.

Wrongful death lawsuits are the only avenue in which a family can receive any justice against a company, who knowingly dispersed dangerous products to the public.

Arguable wrongful death lawsuits also exist, which are when enough emotional distress was caused to an individual, leading to his or her suicide. In any of these situations, a lawsuit to assist the family in recovering lost fees may ease with the loss of its loved one.

Wrongful death lawsuits can help families retrieve fees to cover damages. Damages may include lost wages, medical costs, pain and suffering, funeral costs and other losses. Losses are decided by the amount of dependence between the deceased individual and the family.

The right attorney can assist the family in detailing these fees. Facts about the situation, witnesses and evidence all need to be provided to the attorney in a timely manner to begin the case. The evidence provided greatly helps your attorney to create a clear picture for the courts.

Wrongful death is different from murder and manslaughter. Murder and manslaughter are criminal cases, which are tried in a different court. Wrongful death lawsuits are civil and determined in civil courts.

Insurance companies are prepared to defend wrongful death suits against their clients. It would be unwise to enter a courtroom without legal representation from either side. Hiring the correct personal injury/criminal defense attorney is important.

Losing a loved one is a tragedy, especially due to someone else’s reckless, negligent or deliberate action. Make sure you are represented properly to acquire the justice you deserve. Ending the tragic outcome with the help of the right representation can help your family retrieve some losses.

Your loved ones can never be replaced, though financially, your family could remain secure in the future.