Wrongful death legal action is usually brought about when a person dies a premature death as a result of carelessness, negligence or in certain situations deliberate behavior.
The family of the deceased in a wrongful death may claim compensation for damages in a civil court against the person or entity responsible for the wrongful death. Normally, the estate and the surviving members of the immediate family will be entitled to claim damages. Specifically, the estate will be entitled to get compensation for loss of income of the deceased due to wrongful death, medical expenses incurred, funeral expenses, and damages for conscious pain and suffering of the deceased while he was still alive. Other family members can also request individual damages due to the loss of a loved one, probably incorporating the “loss of consortium” and emotional distress in the process.
These lawsuits are usually handled by a lawyer wrongful death to help the surviving family members of damages for premature death. You may be wondering what happens in this type of trial, and what support you can expect from a lawyer. For more information you can consult Caruso Law Offices P.C.