There is nothing easy about losing a loved one. This can be an emotional time and the urge to seek justice is strong. If the death of your loved one was caused by an accident in which someone else was at fault, then you may have the option of justice through a wrongful death lawsuit. The important thing to know is that not all cases are eligible for this type of lawsuit and not all people are eligible to file a wrongful death suit.
Read on to find out if you may be qualified to file this type of lawsuit. If you believe you are then it is time to contact The Law Offices of Larry H. Parker at 800-333-0000 for a free legal consultation.
The basics of wrongful death cases
A wrongful death lawsuit is filed when a person or entity is responsible for an accident that caused a person’s death. The defendant must be guilty of negligence or intentional harm. Legally, wrongful death applies of a person does not use the same level of reasonable care that an “ordinary person” would. In some cases, the estate of the deceased may file a wrongful death case but they are most commonly filed on behalf of parents, spouses, children, and other family.
Examples of wrongful death cases
Not all accidental deaths qualify as wrongful deaths by legal definitions. If the deceased was the victim of negligent behavior or an intentional act, then it may apply. One example is a person who is in a fatal car accident with a drunk driver. This is considered a negligent death in that the driver did not likely set out with the intention to kill someone but his negligent actions caused a death nonetheless.
An example of an intentional death that may qualify as a wrongful death case is if a woman was murdered by her ex-husband. It is likely he would be held responsible via criminal charges but the family of the deceased may also have grounds to file a personal injury lawsuit.
We are here to help you with this difficult situation
There is no other way to look at it: You are in a difficult situation. You have lost someone you are close to and have both economic and noneconomic damages you deserve to be compensated for. We know the myriad feelings that can go through a person in this position. We also know that you should seek legal representation. Contact The Law Offices of Larry H. Parker at 800-333-0000 now for your free legal consultation.