Personal Injury Accidents That can Result in Wrongful Death
Injuries that result in death are always unexpected. The abruptness of these incidents can often leave those who have lost loved ones feeling adrift and overwhelmed. This is part of the reason that seeking legal assistance right away is so important; a capable attorney can help ease some of the burdens of dealing with sudden loss.
Wrongful death cases occur when someone is killed due to an injury sustained as the result of someone else’s negligence or legal violations. The claimant (usually a victim's family member, but not always) essentially asks the court to recover monetary damages due to their loss. Wrongful death lawsuits are, in short, a step beyond a normal personal injury case.
Claimants can file wrongful death claims in nearly any situation that would normally be tried as a personal injury case but results in death. Accidents of all kinds, medical malpractice, faulty or dangerous products that injure their users, and many more situations can all fall under the realm of wrongful death.