When an individual’s death is caused by the negligence or intentional acts of another person or entity, the law allows for the family members of the deceased to recover compensation. These types of lawsuits are known as wrongful death lawsuits. Cases of wrongful death often result from tragic accidents and other forms of negligence, including the following:
- Medical malpractice
- Auto accidents
- Truck accidents
- Catastrophic injuries
According to the law, wrongful death claims must be brought within a specific period of time following the fatal accident or injury.