What Qualifies as a Wrongful Death Lawsuit?


A wrongful death lawsuit cannot bring back your loved one, but it can help you secure a degree of justice on their behalf.

What is a wrongful death lawsuit?

A wrongful death lawsuit is a type of personal injury claim in which you seek compensation for your loss from whoever is liable for your family member's death. If you can demonstrate that your family member died due to someone else's negligent or intentional act, you can seek restitution for your loss.

Some common causes of wrongful deaths include:

  • Motor vehicle accidents

  • Defective products

  • Premises liability injuries such as slip and fall accidents.

  • Intentional assaults and killings

Elements of Wrongful Death Lawsuits

Like all personal injury claims, wrongful death suits rely on the concept of negligence or, in less common circumstances, intentional acts.

To prove a case involving negligence, you must show that the liable party had a duty to take reasonable care to avoid injuring or killing your family member. If you provide enough evidence to show your family member died due to negligence or an intentional act, you can claim financial compensation for certain economic and noneconomic losses. Our attorneys can tell you more about what you might be able to recover through a wrongful death claim.

Loss of Life Due to Negligence?

Did your loved one lose their life due to another person’s negligence? If so, then it is time to contact our wrongful death attorneys for a free consultation. Our team has been practicing law for over 50 years and, unfortunately, has seen some truly tragic, but avoidable, outcomes.

To schedule a consult with our experienced wrongful death attorneys, start an online chat, fill out our convenient contact form, or call 1-800-800-5678 today!

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