Wrongful Death Lawsuit Explained
The death of a loved one is never an easy thing to cope with. The emotional distress, funeral expenses, and general uncertainty can lead to a lot of stress, especially if your friend or family member died as a result of the negligence or carelessness of another.
In the legal world, if an individual dies because of a mistake, general carelessness, obvious negligence, or blatant disregard for that person’s safety, it is considered a wrongful death. “Wrongful death laws provide a civil remedy for survivors and representatives of the decedent,” according to Nolo.com. It can then be pursued in a civil lawsuit.
Wrongful death lawsuits are any personal injury or negligence lawsuits filed on behalf of an individual who has passed away as a result of another party’s negligence or harmful actions. We know that a lawsuit will never fully erase the pain and suffering your family is enduring, but our goal is to help alleviate some of the financial burdens and hold the responsible parties, or individual, responsible.
If you have suffered the death of a loved one due to another person’s negligence or misconduct, an Edwardsville wrongful death attorney at TorHoerman Law is here to help.