Wrongful death occurs when someone dies as a result of someone else’s illegal behaviour or neglect. A court of law has the authority to hold a person accountable for the death of another.
Numerous factors, including a car accident, brain injury, medical error, birth injury, and construction accident, can result in wrongful death. After losing a loved one, our legal team is sensitive to the suffering and grief you are experiencing. You don’t have to deal with your pain alone. Many people mistakenly think that the wounded party has the exclusive legal right to launch a lawsuit while considering whether to file a wrongful death lawsuit. That, however, is not the case, especially if the victim of these wrongdoings passed away. There are typically two claims that can be brought against the accountable party in several state court systems. These two claims are wrongful death claims and survivor claims.
A wrongful death claim is distinct from a survival claim in that any heir-at-law may bring one. Any surviving spouse or children of the dead are considered heirs-at-law. Since there are no surviving spouse or children in this situation, only close family members may submit a claim. The deceased’s parents or siblings are considered immediate relatives.
Any financial support that the deceased would have provided
Any value that the deceased would have provided around the house
Loss of companionship, comfort, love, society, affection, and moral support
Any emotional losses such as sorrow, grief, worry, loss of an enjoyable life, depression, and anguish