Wrongful death is a legal term used to describe death that has occurred due to the negligence of another party.
Surviving loved ones of decedents who have died unexpectedly may be eligible to file a wrongful death lawsuit against the individual or company responsible to seek compensation.
Losing a loved one—such as a parent, spouse, sibling, or child—can be a traumatic experience, wreaking enormous havoc on the physical, emotional, and psychological well-being of those who are left to mourn the loss.
The loss of a loved one can also have financial consequences, leaving family members with significant difficulties moving forward as they navigate the trauma of losing a loved one and the effects of that loss on their livelihood. Parents who have lost their child may also experience unique difficulties, facing strains in relationships and having significant trouble attending to their own needs while grieving.
Common situations of wrongful death that may require a lawyer include:
- motor vehicle accidents
- pedestrian and bicycle accidents
- construction accidents
- boating accidents
- unintentional falls
- workplace accidents
- daycare accidents
- negligent security
- nursing home negligence
If you’ve lost a loved one due to the reckless or negligent behavior of another person, business, or institution—you may be eligible to file a wrongful death lawsuit against the party responsible.
You may have a limited time to file a lawsuit. Speaking to an experienced wrongful death lawyer can help you determine your legal options and provide access to reliable and compassionate legal representation in seeking justice.