The tragedy of losing a love one can be so emotionally devastating for families. It is especially hard when negligence plays a part in your loved one’s wrongful death.
A wrongful death action occurs when a person is killed as a result of negligence, product liability or malice. Negligence could occur in an automobile accident, airplane accident, workplace accident or medical malpractice. Product Liability could occur in deaths caused by faulty or dangerous products released by manufacturers. Malice occurs as a result of intentional violence.
Wrongful death suits can recover the expenses associated to the wrongful death itself, in addition to any loss of salary, benefits, pain and suffering, companionship, and other factors that will increase burden on the family already suffering a grave loss.
While no amount of money can replace a wrongful death victim, one need not suffer financial losses because of someone else’s negligence. If you or a relative has been injured or died as a result of a wrongful death, you may be entitled to just compensation for pain and suffering, emotional trauma, medical costs, lost income and future earnings.