What is wrongful death?
When an individual dies due to the negligence, malpractice, or inaction of another person, the family of the victim can file death lawsuit against the responsible party. It a legal term, it is a death that has been caused by the fault of another person. For example, deaths caused by drunk driving, a dangerous or defective product, the construction of an unsound structure or building, nursing home negligence, or failing to diagnose a fatal disease may be considered “wrongful deaths” under the law.
Causes of wrongful death
- Car accidents
- Work place accidents
- Trucking accidents
- Dangerous or defective products
- Medical malpractice
- The driver or employ at fault in the automobile accident
- The designer or builder of the faulty road way
Damages of wrongful death
Economic damages like, the financial support that has lost loved one would have contributed to the family during either the life expectancy that had the lost loved one had before [his/her] death or the life expectancy of the survivor(s), whichever is shorter.
Non-economic damages like, loss of love, companionship, assistance, care, loss of enjoyment of sexual relations and society moral support.
Losing a husband or a wife, or a mother or father, is difficult under any circumstances. But when the death is caused by the wrongful or negligent conduct of another, the emotional devastation can be particularly devastating.
Wrongful death Attorney:
The law allows for a legal action to seek compensation when such conduct occurs. At Richard Watson Law, we can help you pursue the compensation allowed by law after the wrongful death of a close family member. We can help your case; wrongful death attorneys are well-versed in the law, the statutes of limitations for filing a claim, and the elements needed to prove fault in wrongful death case.
Wrongful death claimer:
In most cases, only close family members can file a wrongful death lawsuit on the behalf of their loved one. But no matter what, it is always a good idea to speak with a wrongful death attorney to find out to find out who is eligible to file wrongful death lawsuits. Wrongful death claims involve all types of fatal accidents from simple car accidents to complicated medical malpractice or product liability cases. Persons, companies, and governmental agencies can be legally at fault for acting negligently (failing to act as a reasonable person would have acted) and for acting intentionally.
If you believe that your loved one has suffered a wrongful death, you may be entitled to compensation. We are here to help you recover the compensation you deserve. Call Richard to schedule an initial consultation with an experienced wrongful death attorney.