Wrongful Death State Laws

When the negligent or intentional action of one person causes the death of another, civil “wrongful death” laws provide a remedy for the victim's survivors and representatives. Every state has passed some version of a wrongful death statute, and these laws spell out the answers to some key questions: What exactly qualifies as a “wrongful death”? Who has a legal right to file a wrongful death lawsuit? What losses are compensable in this kind of action? How much time can pass before the lawsuit must be filed in the state's civil courts? 
 
For the answers to these questions (and more) on wrongful death claims in your state, choose a link from the list below.
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