When a loved one dies, the pain and stress can be overwhelming; this terrible situation is made worse when the death came as the result of another party’s negligence. Wrongful death is defined by the injury and death of a person as the result of negligence or reckless behavior. The relatives of a wrongful death victim may instigate a lawsuit to seek monetary damages. The money that results from the wrongful death lawsuit can be used to cover funeral expenses, loss of family income and benefits, and the family’s pain and suffering. Many wrongful death cases result from toxic drugs, medical malpractice, vehicular accidents, product defects, and prolonged exposure to toxic elements, such as asbestos.
If your loved one is the victim of negligence, reckless behavior, or deliberate acts, which resulted in the death of a family member, you need a personal injury attorney that understands the emotional and physical toll that this act took on the family. The attorney should be aggressive in seeking the compensation that your loved one deserves.