When a loved one dies due to the negligence, recklessness, or deliberate behavior of another, the surviving family members may be entitled to file a wrongful death lawsuit. A wrongful death lawsuit will allow the family to collect monetary damages for their loved one.
Most wrongful death claims involve accidents. However, they can be the result of other incidents such as bad prescription medication, defective products or faulty parts such as an airbag. Common cases that result in a wrongful death lawsuit include:
To prove wrongful death has occurred, the following must be established:
Surviving family members can collect several types of damages after they have established that their loved one’s death was due to a wrongful act. Damages include:
If you believe that your loved one’s death was caused by the negligence, recklessness or deliberate act of another, The Cochran Firm can help you understand your legal rights and determine if you should pursue a claim. Call us today at 1-800-THE-FIRM for a free consultation.
(Originally written by The Cochran Firm New York)