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Who Can File A Wrongful Death Lawsuit And Other Frequently Asked Questions

Last updated on November 24, 2023

Family members of the deceased can file a lawsuit. This includes parents, spouse, children (including adopted and step-children) and siblings.

What Types Of Causes Of Death Can Lead To A Wrongful Death Lawsuit?

Generally speaking, any death that was caused by negligence or reckless and unlawful conduct can lead to a lawsuit. The most common causes are automobile accidents, accidents on a construction site, exposure to toxic substances, defective products, or death as a result of an egregious illegal act, including robberies.

What Am I Entitled To Receive?

As part of your wrongful death lawsuit, you’re entitled to financial compensation for lost earnings, financial support, funeral/burial costs, compensation for loss of love, benefits each surviving heir might have reasonably been expected to receive, and more.

What Must Be Proven In Court To Win A Wrongful Death Lawsuit?

The family (or heirs) of the deceased must prove that the death was caused by negligence or unlawful conduct at the hands of another individual or entity.

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