Wrongful Death

Wrongful death has occurred when another person is wrongly killed. There is always extensive emotional trauma felt by the families of the victim. Wrongful deaths most commonly happen due to motor vehicle accidents, workplace accidents, violence, and medical malpractice.

The spouse, children, and parents of the deceased are permitted under law to file a wrongful death suit to recover any damages sustained as a result of the death. To recover damages, it’s required to prove that the death was caused by negligence or violence of the defendant. The decedent also must have not contributed to the situation.

Financial damages can include all related medical and funeral expenses and loss of earnings. Earnings are determined based upon past income, age, place of employment, and the percentage of those earnings that were spent to support the spouse and any children. This is a complicated procedure, and the highest level of compensation will likely occur with the help of an experienced wrongful death lawyer.