Wrongful Death Cases

wrongfuldeathWrongful death is a legal term that describes a situation where negligence leads to the death of another person. We understand it can be hard for a family to think about legal issues relating to the loss but due to the nature of these types of cases, it’s vitally important to initiate any investigation into a wrongful death situation as soon as practicable.

Types of Wrongful Death Incidents: There are a myriad of incidents that can result in a wrongful death case including but not limited work place accidents, car, boat or airplane accidents, exposure to hazardous substances, medical negligence or malpractice and others.

Wrongful Death Lawsuit Damages: Damages for wrongful death often include compensation for a loved one’s pain and suffering as well as loss of enjoyment of life before death. Additionally, any financial loss to the loved one’s survivors may also be included in the damages. The actual damage amounts vary and can be complicated as age, life expectancy, earnings capacity and other factors may be involved. Wrongful death lawsuits can be lengthy but many cases are settled before trial.