Losing a loved one is never easy, but it can be especially devastating when their death was caused by someone else's negligence or carelessness. This is where wrongful death law comes in. Wrongful death refers to a legal claim made by the surviving family members of a person who has died due to the wrongful or negligent actions of another person or entity.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), unintentional injuries are the third leading cause of death in the United States. In 2019, there were 169,936 deaths due to unintentional injuries, such as car accidents, falls, and workplace accidents. Many of these deaths could have been prevented if proper care had been taken.
When someone dies due to the negligence of another, the surviving family members may be entitled to compensation for the damages caused by the death. This can include medical expenses, funeral costs, lost wages, and emotional distress.
At our firm, we understand how difficult it can be to navigate the legal system while dealing with the grief of losing a loved one. Our team of professionals is dedicated to helping families get the justice and compensation they deserve. We believe that holding negligent parties accountable for their actions is not only important for the families affected, but also helps prevent future tragedies from occurring.
Definition of Wrongful Death
When a loved one passes away due to the negligence or wrongful act of another, it can be devastating. Wrongful death is a legal term used to describe a situation in which someone dies due to the fault of another person or entity. This can include car accidents, medical malpractice, nursing home abuse, and more.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, there were 167,127 deaths due to unintentional injuries in the United States in 2018 alone. Many of these deaths could have been prevented if proper care and attention had been given.
Our team of professionals understands the pain and suffering that comes with losing a loved one due to wrongful death. We are dedicated to helping families receive justice and compensation for their losses. We believe that holding those responsible accountable for their actions can help prevent future tragedies.
Elements of Wrongful Death Claims
When a loved one dies due to the negligence or misconduct of another person or entity, it can be a devastating experience. Wrongful death claims can help provide justice and compensation for the loss of a loved one. To make a successful wrongful death claim, certain elements must be present. These include proving that the death was caused by the negligence or intentional actions of another, showing that the deceased person had dependents or beneficiaries, and demonstrating the financial and emotional damages suffered by those left behind. Wrongful death claims can arise from a variety of situations, including car accidents, medical malpractice, and workplace accidents. It is important to seek the guidance of a knowledgeable and compassionate attorney who can help navigate the legal complexities of a wrongful death claim.