Wrongful death is a type of legal protection that helps family members of victims wrongfully killed in a fatal accident such as a fatal car accident. Whenever a victim is killed because of the negligence or another person, such as a negligent driver, wrongful death legal protections may be available to help family members with their financial and emotional damages.

What is a wrongful death claim for damages?

A wrongful death claim for damages follows the wrongful loss of a loved one which can occur in an unexpected car accident or because of medical malpractice, as examples.

How is a wrongful death claim for damages brought?

A wrongful death claim for damages is brought against the negligent party or parties responsible for the loss of the loved one by a personal representative of the lost loved one’s estate. A wrongful death claim for damages is brought for the benefit of surviving family members who may need help with their damages.

What damages may be available through a wrongful death claim for damages?

Wrongful death damages depend on the circumstances and characteristics of the victim but can include compensation for funeral expenses; medical expenses, loss of support and services, lost earnings and lost prospect of inheritance.

Wrongful death legal protections can be essential for families who are coping with a sudden loss and are also unexpectedly facing financial challenges as a result. A wrongful death claim for damages is a vital personal injury legal resource for struggling family members who have suffered the loss of their loved one.