When negligence or an intentional act causes someone’s death, “wrongful death” laws provide a civil remedy for survivors and representatives of the decedent. Every state has passed some version of a wrongful death statute, and these laws spell out what exactly qualifies as a “wrongful death,” who has a legal right to file a wrongful death suit, and what forms of compensation are available in this kind of action.
Wrongful Death Lawsuits and Settlements: An Overview
Learn about wrongful death claims: what they are, who can sue, what damages are recoverable, and more
Who Can File a Wrongful Death Lawsuit?
Learn who may have the legal right to bring this kind of legal action in your state's civil court system.
Proving a Wrongful Death Civil Case
How do you establish the defendant's legal liability in a wrongful death lawsuit?
Wrongful Death Lawsuit Damages
What types of compensation could be available to surviving family members in a wrongful death claim?
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