Wrongful death has to do with whenever someone dies as the result of either of the negligent or perhaps accidental acts of another person or based on the willful acts or acts done on purpose by another. Whenever that premature death occurs because of another person or another entity, you can file an action personal injury or civil action called wrongful death. The most important thing in a wrongful death case is to get a lawyer involved. There are probate or state issues that are involved that often make wrongful death cases a little bit different from other cases.
There’s a lot of factual information and data that’s got to be obtained and preserved at the outset to protect the rights of the deceased person and the family members. There’s a lot of stress involved with the family members and friends of the deceased person and so if you reach out to a lawyer and get them involved early, they can shoulder some of that burden and some of that stress during a very difficult situation. Read more on our personal injury page.