What is Wrongful Death?
One of the most controversial and well known wrongful death law suit is the one of OJ Simpson in which the court was not able to find him guilty. Wrongful death is a unique law suit where someone lost their life due to another person’s negligence or an intentional harmful act. There are various types of situations in which you can claim a wrongful death lawsuit.
When can I file wrongful death?
Was someone you know intentionally killed? If the answer is yes, then you may be eligible to file for wrongful death.
Did someone you know die as a result of medical malpractice? Did the doctor fail to diagnose a life-threatening condition? Did the doctor commit negligence when treating the patient? If the answer is yes, then you may be eligible to file for wrongful death.
Did someone you know die in a car accident involving negligence? If the answer is yes, then you may be eligible to file for wrongful death.
Did someone you know die because of negligence at work? If the answer is yes, then you may be eligible to file for wrongful death.
These are the most common cases, if you think you have a wrongful death case not mentioned above give us call for a free consultation at (855)58DHLAW.
What do I need to file for wrongful death?
- A death due to some else’s negligence or with harmful intent
- A family member or significant other that is currently suffering due the person’s death
- A personal representative of the deceased
Once a wrongful death has been established you can be awarded for pecuniary damages and punitive damages.
Pecuniary Damages: are the losses that can be quantified in monetary terms such as but not limited to; medical and funeral expenses, loss of services, support, and loss of prospect inheritance.
Punitive Damages: are less common and after hearing the evidence the court of law will decide whether or not you are awarded for punitive damage.
If you are looking to hire a lawyer for a wrongful death lawsuit it is imperative that you find one as soon as it happens. You need to find highly qualified lawyers when dealing with lawsuits as complex as wrongful deaths. Contact our attorneys at The Accident Guys, we are accredited attorneys with the experience and knowledge you need to win a case.