Tragically, people can die from the negligence of another person or company – due to car crashes, defective products, medical errors and other causes. When the worst happens, the heirs of the deceased are entitled to claim damages from the person or company that caused their loss.
Wrongful death suits are a civil matter, not a criminal one. Only prosecutors and police can charge people with crimes. Each state has different laws about the kind of losses that can be compensated in a wrongful death lawsuit, but all states allow recovery for loss of income that would have been provided by the deceased person. Compensation cannot bring a person back to life, and it won’t heal emotional scars. But it can allow your family to start getting your lives back together.
The law typically requires it be proven that someone besides the victim bears liability for what happened. This requires evidence. There is a strong possibility that critical evidence is destroyed after, for example, a fatal car accident. For this reason, you are strongly advised to consult with a wrongful death attorney immediately after the tragedy.
Wrongful death cases can include:
- The malfunction of a product
- Auto accidents
- Medical malpractice
- Drunk driving
- Workplace hazards
The attorneys at the Manuel Solis Law Firm understand that this is a very traumatic time for your family. We deal with all of our clients with compassion and patience. We will help you know your rights and guide you every step of the way as you seek justice for the death of your loved one.
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