Facts About Wrongful Death
- A wrongful death is a death caused by the negligent, willful, or wrongful act, neglect, omission, or default of another.
- An action for wrongful death can be brought for either an intentional or unintentional act that causes an injury that results in death.
- It must be proven that the wrongful conduct, whether an act or a failure to act, of the defendant was the cause of the decedent’s injuries and death.
- A wrongful death lawsuit is a civil court action filed to determine the amount of damages that surviving family members should collect due to the wrongful death of their loved one.
- The types of damages that can be recovered in a wrongful death lawsuit may include medical bills, burial expenses, loss of wages and future earnings, loss of companionship, and pain and suffering.
- All states allow surviving spouses and dependent children to file a wrongful death lawsuit, while some states also allow grandparents and siblings to do so.
- Every state has a statute of limitation that dictates the amount of time in which a wrongful death lawsuit can be filed.
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