Common Causes Of Wrongful Death
A wrongful death action is a lawsuit filed on behalf of the family members or beneficiaries of a deceased person that seeks to recover damages from those responsible for the death. Fatalities leading to wrongful death actions frequently occur as the result of car, truck, motorcycle, aviation, cruise ship or construction accidents. Wrongful death claims are also common in cases involving the defective design or manufacture of automobiles or other consumer products, as well as in medical malpractice actions.
Regardless of the underlying cause, a wrongful death lawsuit is a complex and difficult matter. Such lawsuits should only be handled by the most experienced and knowledgeable attorneys. There is simply too much at stake.