If you are reading this because a loved one has passed away in an accident, you have our deepest condolences. We understand the emotional trauma that comes with the loss of a loved one, and you have our full support in this matter. If an individual’s negligence or willful action(s) have caused the death of another, a wrongful death lawsuit is brought against them. Wrongful death lawsuits can occur in a multitude of ways, some of the most common being:
- Intentionally killed
- The defendant intended to kill the deceased.
- Medical malpractice
- A doctor misdiagnosed a patient or shows negligent disregard for the prescribed treatment of said patient. This type of lawsuit may be brought against the doctor themselves or even the medical facility where he/she practices.
- Automobile accident
- A motorist’s inattention or recklessness causes a collision, leading to the death of another.
In any case, the plaintiff must prove that the victim’s death was a direct cause of the damage being charged against defendant.
Real Parties in Interest
Real parties in interest are those who may bring a wrongful death claim against a defendant in the name of their loved one. These individuals are held in the case of their relationship to the victim. Individuals who may sue as real parties in interest include:
- Family members
- Domestic and life partners
- Financial Dependents
- Putative spouses
Regardless of your relationship to the deceased, we will support you through this difficult process. Wrongful death claims are inherently nuanced and delicate issues, and we advise you not to take them on alone. We want nothing more than the justice that is owed to you and your loved ones. We are here to help.