A wrongful death claim is made by the surviving family members of a victim who died as a result of the negligent act or omission of another individual. In these cases, the survivors may seek compensation and restitution for losses and damages brought on by a loved one's death. At Wolf Kimelman, our personal injury lawyers have extensive experience in wrongful death claims.
We can help you pursue a wrongful death case in a variety of circumstances:
Medical malpractice: When a patient dies as a result of the carelessness of a healthcare provider, such as a doctor, nurse, or a hospital, the remaining family members may bring a wrongful death claim.
Car Accidents: The victim's relatives may bring a wrongful death claim against the at-fault motorist in a fatal car accident.
Accidents: When a person dies due to dangerous circumstances, insufficient safety precautions, or carelessness of another individual or business, the family may file a wrongful death action against the culpable parties.
Defective Products: In a wrongful death lawsuit, the manufacturer or distributor may be held responsible if a person dies because of a defective product, such as a dangerous medical device or a defective vehicle part.
Criminal Activity: If a person dies due to the purposeful conduct of another person, such as murder or manslaughter, the surviving family members may file a wrongful death claim against the assailant.
The plaintiffs (the survivors of the deceased) in a wrongful death lawsuit bear the burden of proving, on a balance of probabilities, that the defendant's acts or carelessness caused or contributed to the death and resulted in damages. Medical bills, funeral costs, lost financial assistance, lost companionship, and mental grief are all examples of damages in wrongful death claims. At Wolf Kimelman, our wrongful death lawyers can help with all aspects of the wrongful death claim including legal advice, representation and support.
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