Wrongful death lawsuits occurs when the negligence, recklessness or deliberate behavior of someone causes the death of someone else. Surviving family members will be able to file a wrongful death lawsuit to collect damages that resulted from a loved ones untimely death.
A wrongful death lawsuit is a civil court action that is filed so a judge can determine the amount of damages that surviving family members should collect.
In a wrongful death lawsuit, the case presented is that not only did someone lose their life as a result of the negligence of someone else, but their family members are directly impacted emotionally and financially as a result of their death.
Common grounds for wrongful death lawsuits can include accidental death caused by an automobile accident, a work-related death, medical malpractice, or a death that was caused by an unlawful act that took place during a crime.
In every state, surviving spouses and children can legally file a wrongful death suit. In only some states however, extended family members (grandparents, siblings) can file.
The surviving family member that files the lawsuit is required to open a probate estate so they can sue on behalf of the deceased family member. If minor children are involved, the court that oversees the lawsuit may require a guardian to look out for the best interest of the child or children.
If you feel that the death of your loved one was the result of negligence, recklessness or the deliberate acts of someone else, contact Thrush Law Group today. If you are looking for an experienced team of Tucson Personal Injury Lawyers to assist in your wrongful death law suit, give us a call.
Our personal injury attorneys will make sure your rights are protected and the untimely death of your loved one is not in vain.