Wrongful death refers to a lawsuit which alleges that the victim was killed as a result of the negligent conduct or misdeeds of another. Often Wrongful death suits arise as a result of auto accidents, personal injury accidents, medical malpractice, workplace accidents, mesothelioma, dangerous or defective products, or other accidents, negligence or injuries.
Where the reckless, careless or negligent acts of another are the legal and proximate cause of the wrongful death of a decedent, his or her actions are often subject to personal injury and/or wrongful death lawsuits. The loss of a family member due to an accident or injury causes great pain, and turmoil as well as unimaginable loss within a family. Often the suddenness of the loss and confusion leaves the decedents family feeling powerless, and many questions unanswered.