Nothing hurts more than losing a loved one. Unfortunately, many wrongful deaths occur as a result of negligence. If you’ve lost someone due to negligence, you may be able to recover damages through a wrongful death suit.
A wrongful death action arises when a person is killed as the result of negligence, product liability, or malice on the part of another person. Negligence might occur in a situation like an automobile or airplane accident, an accident in the workplace, or medical malpractice. The manufacturer of dangerous products might be strictly liable for deaths caused by faulty or unreasonably dangerous products, such as an unsafe automobile parts or drugs with dangerous side effects. Intentional violence that causes death can also be covered by a wrongful death lawsuit. In that situation, the person or persons responsible may also be prosecuted under criminal law. Close family members may be able to sue to recover damages that result from a wrongful death.