Dealing with the death of a loved one is one of the hardest tasks we face. Experiencing the death of a loved one as the result of carelessness from another party makes this situation even worse.
Wrongful death will result in intense grief for the surviving family and it can also result in financial instability and chaos. Final expenses bring challenges to families of all backgrounds. Dependents and other family members can potentially find themselves in a dire financial situation.
Every state has provisions that allow individuals to pursue legal action after experiencing the wrongful death of a loved one – which is commonly known as a wrongful death lawsuit. Wrongful death lawsuits are civil lawsuits which give surviving family members the ability to seek justice and compensation from the negligent party.
Wrongful death is a negligent or illegal act that results in the death of an individual, in many cases due to careless or reckless actions or conditions provided by a responsible party. Wrongful death cases arise from a variety of events that include car accidents, accidents at public events (such as sports venues), as well as violent assaults.
Common Examples of Wrongful Death
Wrongful deaths can happen as the result of numerous factors and situations. Examples of wrongful death cases include:
Wrongful death is not necessarily a criminal act and will not always result in criminal prosecution, but circumstances that result in a wrongful death claim may spur criminal investigations or even prosecution. Wrongful deaths are considered civil lawsuits where individuals can seek compensation, from the responsible party, for the wrongful death of their loved one.