When a loved one passes away due to an accident or wrongful death, there are many people who are affected. These people have a right to be compensated for their loss, even though there is not an amount that would do their loved one’s life justice. Those who are close to the deceased are the ones who are able to file a wrongful death suit. Family members of the deceased are normally the ones to file the suits against another or a company in the event of a wrongful death.
People who can file a wrongful death case include spouses, life partners, and dependents, immediate members of the deceased’s family, such as children, parents, and siblings, and anyone who suffered financially from the death. Many states have laws against who is considered able to file a wrongful death claim. In some states, when a pregnant woman suffers the loss of her fetus due to the negligence or carelessness of another, she can sue for wrongful death.
Where Does the Fault Lie in a Wrongful Death Case?
Lawsuits such as personal injury or wrongful death have been brought before a trial against a multitude of companies, people, employees, and government agencies. There are many instances where more than one person or entity may be at fault for the wrongful death. Companies may be held responsible for not performing to par of their policies. This can happen when a wet floor sign is not placed on a recently mopped floor and someone falls. It can also cause hazards that can become fatal to others.
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When there is an automobile accident the person who is responsible for the accident normally is the defendant of any type of claim such as a wrongful death or personal injury. For example, if a truck was to pull into a lane without signaling or looking and it caused you to swerve into the side rail, they can be found responsible for the damages. Wrongful death claims normally come after a death has occurred from the negligence of another individual. In some instances of a wrongful death the family of the deceased is granted a monetary compensation for the loss of that loved one.
There are several incidents of wrongful death that might have been accidental. However, someone is responsible for the damages, injuries, and deaths that may occur due to their carelessness. If you or a loved one has suffered from the loss of a family member due to a wrongful death and are unsure what your next step is in filing a claim, contact a lawyer today to help you during your time of grief.