Wrongful death cases are determined to be a death that was the direct result of a negligent action.
There are number of situations that may result in a wrongful death case, and the laws that govern wrongful death cases vary from state to state.
Typically, spouses, children, parents, and siblings may all file wrongful death cases.
Vehicle accidents, workplace incidents, medical malpractice, and nursing home abuse and neglect are examples of what could be classified as a wrongful death.
To file a wrongful death claim, the services of an experienced attorney are needed, since a wrongful death case involves a number of experts to prove and verify the amount of compensation that should be awarded to the family members.
Compensation is determined by the wages that were lost as a result of the wrongful death, the degree of pain and suffering, etc. Additionally, experts will determine how much the spouse or family members should be compensated for the loss of companionship.
An experienced attorney will know how to conduct this type of an investigation and will begin the steps to award the family the compensation to which they are legally entitled