Wrongful Deaths are the result of the negligence, carelessness, or reckless action of another person or corporation. Some common causes of wrongful death are: car accidents, motorcycle accidents, truck accidents, bus accidents, drunk drivers, train accidents, pedestrian accidents, plane crashes, medical malpractice, construction accidents, industrial accidents, fires, and defective products (product liability).
In a wrongful death case, family members bring the lawsuit for the negligent actions. Many times the action is brought by victimís surviving spouse, children, beneficiaries or dependents. In many cases, the claims are allowed under survival statutes which allow a victimís survivors to bring a cause of action after the victim dies. Various types of monetary damages may be recovered in a wrongful death action, including loss of companionship, sorrow and grief, and future earnings. Wrongful death lawyers Saeed & Little can assess the merits of the case and potential damages, which can then be sought in a wrongful death lawsuit.