Wrongful death is a term used in legal cases in which a victim suffers death as a result of another individual’s negligence or criminal actions. Because the deceased individual cannot file a suit, another party must do so instead. Typically, the victim’s family will make a wrongful death claim against the offender in order to obtain damages as a result of the death.
In order for one to make a successful wrongful death claim, the deceased individual must have passed away as a result of another person’s negligence or unjust actions, the deceased must have surviving family members, and monetary damages must have resulted from the death.
If you would like to learn more about wrongful death, contact Houston personal injury lawyer Blaine A Tucker at 713-771-5453 with any questions you may have.