Every day, wrongful death attorneys hear from folks who have recently lost of a loved one.
Many times, the careless act of a driver, a medical mistake or a defective product is the cause of the loss.
If you have lost a loved one, you probably have many questions about what happened and what to do. We help families investigate “what happened,” talk to witnesses and find the truth. We are here to answer your questions and help you take the proper steps as you try to get through this challenging time.
In a series of Q&As, we will answer questions and share resources to help you as you’re mourning from the wrongful death of a loved one.
You can read the first article on mourning from the wrongful death of a loved one.
This is the second article. We’ll answer some basic legal questions you might have.
What does the legal claim of “wrongful death” mean?
Under the law, a “wrongful death” is a death caused by a negligent, careless, intentional or reckless act of another person or corporation. A wrongful death can result from any accident that causes serious injury and ultimately death.