Victims of accidents can start personal injury claims to get compensation. The question here is what happens when the accident is fatal? If an accident took the life of your loved one, you should consider a wrongful death case.
Here is your guide to wrongful death and how to get through your case.
What is this type of case?
Wrongful death is when someone fails to perform their legal duties and it kills someone. In these cases, you must be able to prove a few things to receive compensation. This includes:
- That someone behaved with malicious intent or negligence
- That this action caused the death
- That you have damages due to the death
You must be a surviving family member or representative of the deceased’s estate to start this lawsuit.
Is wrongful death the same as a personal injury lawsuit?
Wrongful death cases are like personal injury ones, but they happen when the accident causes a fatality rather than an injury. In personal injury claims, an injured person sues the person responsible for their injury. These cases must prove that the responsible party caused them harm through negligence or malicious intent, much like you have to. Personal injury cases provide coverage of medical bills, pain, suffering, lost wages and emotional damages.
If you are pursuing this type of claim, do not wait. These cases occur when one of your loved ones dies because of someone else’s negligence or malicious intent. You could receive a lot of money in compensation for your losses. Taking action quickly gives you the best chance of protecting your rights.