When a person dies because of what another person or company did, a wrongful death lawsuit should be considered. Family members might be able to receive money for their loss for such things as future lost income the deceased family member would have earned, funeral expenses, medical expenses, and loss of their relationship.
Wrongful death claims can result from many types of fatal incidents such as car crashes, injuries from a company’s product or a medical provider’s medical negligence. Persons, companies, and government agencies can be held responsible when they act in a way that causes death to a family member.
Many different circumstances can be considered a wrongful death claim such as:
Who can sue for Wrongful Death?
Generally, a wrongful death claim has to be made by a “representative” on behalf of the family or family member who has suffered because of a wrongful death. Usually, the representative of the estate of the person who died makes the claim. Persons who might be able to make a wrongful death claim are:
Who can be sued for a Wrongful Death?
People, companies, and government agencies can be sued for a death because of their negligence. For example, if a person has been fatally injured in a car crash that involves a semi-truck with a tire blow-out. Wrongful death claims could include the following defendants:
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