Wrongful death is a term that means that a person died because of someone else’s negligent behavior or misconduct. It also means that family members can ask a judge and jury to hold that person accountable for their actions. If wrongful death is proven, then the survivors can ask to be compensated for the lost wages, medical expenses, funeral costs, or even punitive damages.
When does Wrongful Death apply?
Wrongful death can apply in almost any situation where a person or business is at fault. Some of the most common types of Wrongful Death cases involve:
- Car Accidents
- Semi-truck accidents
- Motorcycle accidents
- Workplace Accidents
- Defective Products
- Nursing Home Deaths from negligence or abuse
- Defective Medical Products
What should I do if I think someone is responsible for my loved one’s death?
Talk to an experienced and board certified personal injury lawyer who can evaluate your case and figure out if you have a claim. Your attorney will help you through the process and fight to get you the financial compensation you deserve.
Contact Laurie Zimmerman at (941) 364-8503 for a free evaluation of your wrongful death case.