Wrongful death is the death of a person due to an intentional act of another person, homicide, or misconduct by a person, company or corporate entity.
The following may be considered wrongful death claims:
- Accidents – if a negligent person fails to take necessary and proper precaution or is negligent with care and it results in death, a wrongful death claim may be filed against them.
- Intentionally killed – if a victim is killed due to the willful act of another, typically in a criminal case, survivors may file a wrongful death suit.
- Distributor, manufacturer, employer fatality – various companies, agencies, or employers can be held accountable for the death of a loved one if there is proof of negligence.