Wrongful death is a claim against a person who has caused death to a loved one. A wrongful death lawsuit claims that your loved ones death happened because of someone else’s willful act, wrongful act, or negligence.
The wrongful death lawsuit also claims that there be surviving family members or beneficiaries who are entitled to monetary damages from the defendant’s acts.
Wrongful death charges may be brought against the responsible individual or against public agencies, including city or state, jail, prison, hospital, school, or nursing home. Each state has their own rules about who is eligible to file a claim against the defendant.
Wrongful death lawsuits can be brought into the civil court as well. There are time limits to file these lawsuits, and they vary by state. Each state has their own set of laws for wrongful death, which determines civil wrongful death cases.
A wrongful death claim contains the following:
- The death was caused by the defendant’s negligence or willful act.
- There are surviving members, such as spouse, child, dependents, or beneficiaries.
The victim’s death has resulted in monetary damages. A Wrongful death lawyer will attempt to obtain damages for the family,
- Punitive damages and general damages.
- Loss of protection/companionship to the survivors.
- Pain and suffering.
- Loss of benefits such as pension or medical coverage.
- Loss of earnings up until death or retirement.
Immediate expenses such as medical and funeral.Family members who file a wrongful death lawsuit and can prove the fatality was upon someone else’s wrongdoing they can be awarded large settlements for damages. If you or a loved one has suffered a wrongful death, you may qualify for damages or remedies that result in financial compensation.
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