WRONGFUL DEATH ATTORNEYS
WHAT IS A WRONGFUL DEATH CLAIM?
Wrongful death is defined as a person or business that is liable for the death of an innocent victim. When a person dies or is killed due to the negligence or misconduct of another, the surviving family members of the deceased can sue the negligent parties for the damages that they caused.
WHO CAN FILE A WRONGFUL DEATH CLAIM?
Usually include individuals that are related to or depend financially on the person that died. The law usually allows the following people to file a wrongful death case:
- Surviving spouses;
- Domestic partners (registered domestic partnership);
- Children of the deceased;
- Financial dependents, parents, minors under the care of the deceased;
- Personal representatives.