A wrongful death occurs when an individual dies as the result of another party's negligent or unjust acts such as from a car accident death or work job death or other. Families of wrongful death victims may file a wrongful death lawsuit against the negligent party. The most common wrongful death legal help is needed for auto car and truck wrongful death case lawsuits. In a wrongful death lawsuit, the family of the victim is seeking economic and non-economic damages for the loss of their loved due to another party's improper conduct. Each state in the U.S. has wrongful death laws so contact one of Collins & Collins Attorneys today if you or a loved one knows someone that needs wrongful death consultation.
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Wrongful Death Laws
Wrongful death laws were established to ensure compensation for families of wrongful death victims as well as to provide an incentive for others to act more carefully and safely with the health and welfare of others. A wrongful death can arise from a multitude of various circumstances. Some of the common causes of wrongful death include:
- Automobile car accidents
- Truck vs car accidents
- Job work construction site accidents
- Medical malpractice
- Slip and fall accidents
- Defective products
Regardless of the reasons for the wrongful death, the victim's family should retain the services of an experienced wrongful death lawyer.
Many times, wrongful death will go undiscovered without a thorough and comprehensive investigation. For this reason, families that suspect their loved one's death was the result of negligence needs to contact a wrongful death attorney for assistance. Our attorneys will be able to investigate the victim's death and determine if the four elements of wrongful death are present.
The four elements of wrongful death include:
- The conduct of the individual caused the victim's death
- The individual was negligent or strictly liable for the victim's death
- The victim has surviving family or beneficiaries
- The victim's death resulted in financial damages
If all of these elements are present, the family will have the legal standing necessary to file a wrongful death lawsuit. While a wrongful death lawsuit will not bring back their loved one, this lawsuit can help the family make certain they are financially stable after their loved one's untimely demise.
A wrongful death lawsuit is a civil action, not a criminal action. The case will be decided based on the preponderance of the evidence. This means that the burden of proof lies with the family filing the wrongful death lawsuit. The family has to provide evidence to the court showing that the party in question should be held accountable for their loved one's death. Because of the emotional volatility of cases such as these, it is best if families hire a wrongful death attorney to represent them in court. Our wrongful death attorneys can either negotiate or litigate a satisfactory outcome regarding the family's wrongful death lawsuit. Our wrongful death lawyer's will have the knowledge and skills necessary to ensure the responsible party is brought to justice for their improper conduct.
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Families of wrongful death victims should schedule an initial consultation with Collins & Collins Attorneys LLC. We are experienced in wrongful death lawsuits.
The attorneys employed by Collins & Collins are specialists in this field. They will have the ability to meticulously investigate the case and ensure all of the facts of the case are presented to the court in a clear and concise manner. Since the burden of proof is the responsibility of the victim's family, having an attorney with wrongful death expertise is essential.