Wrongful Death Attorneys
In the United States, unintentional injuries account for the deaths of nearly 136,000 people a year. A wrongful death claim may be the right choice for those who have lost a loved one due to the negligence of another individual or party.
An unintentional injury is an injury that is the result of actions where there is no evidence of predetermined intent such as an automobile accident, drowning or accidental poisoning.
When a death is caused by an unintentional injury, a wrongful death lawsuit may be the best course of action to determine who is at fault for the incident and to secure a fair settlement.
What is Wrongful Death?
Wrongful death is legally defined as the wrongful act, whether accidentally or intentionally, that led to the death of another individual. Wrongful death claims may be brought forth after an unexpected death like those caused by a motor vehicle accident, a faulty commercial product, medical malpractice or any other negligent act.
When you have lost a loved one, determining whether the event was the cause of an unintentional injury or due to negligence is what makes wrongful death cases complicated.
Compensation for Wrongful Death Claims
If you lost a loved one due to a wrongful death, you may be entitled to damages from the negligent parties found accountable for the event.
Depending on the particulars of the case, compensation for a wrongful death lawsuit may include(but not limited to):
- Medical expenses, doctor fees
- Expenses related to the funeral
- Loss of companionship for family members
- Loss of future earnings
- Loss of benefits
- Pain and suffering
- Loss of inheritance
- Punitive damages
- General damages