In our previous blog post, we discussed the case of the parents who opted to file a wrongful death lawsuit after their teenage child was killed. This wrongful death claim brings up the question of exactly when a wrongful death lawsuit is appropriate. We understand that if you have lost a loved one in a tragedy, you might want to know if you can seek compensation through a wrongful death lawsuit.
A wrongful death lawsuit is appropriate when your loved one died because of another person's actions. There are some elements that must be present in the case in order for the death to be considered a wrongful death.
Obviously, a wrongful death case only applies to a human. The accident had to have been caused by another person and been intentional, caused by negligence, or been because of another person's reckless behavior. You had to have suffered a monetary loss because of the death, and a personal representative has to be named for your loved one's estate.
We know that you might not be able to think about having to put forth the work to get the wrongful death case filed. That's where we come in. We do the legal footwork so that you can work on trying to learn to live without your loved one.
As your wrongful death case moves through the system, we work to ensure that your loved one's tragic death remains the focus on the case. We work to hold the liable party responsible for what he or she did that led up to your loved one's demise.