A wrongful death case means that someone has lost their life due to the negligence of another person.
The death could be the result of a physician or surgeon’s negligence, a medical error, a vehicle accident or the lack of a safe work environment.
All wrongful death could have been avoided if proper measures were taken.
Wrongful death cases are typically filed by a surviving spouse, a child, or a parent.
When the case is filed, the immediate family members are referred to as distributes and they may choose to file for financial damages due to the loss of their family member.
If you believe that your loved one has died due to a wrongful death, it is imperative that you speak with an experienced lawyer as soon as possible because time is a critical factor in these cases.
The lawyer will assess how much the deceased contributed to the family income and household and will attempt to recover that worth. Also if there are unpaid medical or funeral bills you can seek to recover these costs also. The amount that is sought will be retroactive, beginning from the date that the victim died, not from the time you brought your claim.
Wrongful death cases are involved, require research, preparation and the services of a lawyer.