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Wrongful death is defined as “a negligent or willful act that results in the taking of an individual’s life.” Current law allows for the decedent’s heirs and beneficiaries to file an action of wrongful death against those responsible. It’s important to understand that a wrongful death action is different from criminal charges. So, a defendant that is acquitted of wrongful death in a criminal court can still be sued by the victim’s family. Rely on expert legal counsel from an experienced attorney to help you understand the complexities and gain rightful compensation.
- What are some of these complexities?
- Can the cause of the accident that led to the victim’s death be proved in court?
- Can the negligence of another individual/party be proved as the cause of wrongful death?
- Could the accident have been prevented?
A wrongful death resulting from a physical blow during an altercation or a fight is considered to be intentional.
A wrongful death resulting from an omission or failure to act is considered to be unintentional; however, the effect is still the same and the individual who intentionally or unintentionally caused a wrongful death can (and should!) be held accountable.
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