A death in the family is a horrible thing. But your grief can be mixed with confusion and anger if you know it was someone else’s fault. If someone had just done their job, your loved one would still be here.
You can’t bring your loved one back. But you can get justice from a wrongful death lawsuit. A successful wrongful death lawsuit can get you compensation and make sure no one ever has to go through the same thing ever again.
Wrongful Death Statutes
“Wrongful death” is the legal term for any fatal accident in which someone else is to blame. The guilty party need not have done it intentionally — in fact, almost all wrongful death cases involve unintentional deaths. All that matters is that the guilty party was somehow negligent, creating dangerous conditions that led to the fatal accident.
Many kinds of accidents can lead to a wrongful death lawsuit, including those involving:
- Auto accidents
- Truck accidents
- Motorcycle accidents
- Use of a dangerous product
- Medical malpractice
- Nursing home negligence
After a loved one has died, people need an experienced, skilled attorney — but they also need compassion. They need a lawyer who will pay plenty of attention to them, meet with them frequently, personally answer their wrongful death questions, and generally do everything he or she can to help.