Wrongful Death Questions

Does the wrongful death of a person only apply to a wage earner of the family, like a husband or a wife?

 

Does wrongful death just apply to medical malpractice cases?

 

Do I have to do something immediately while I am still in so much turmoil?

 

 

Does the wrongful death of a person only apply to a wage earner of the family, like a husband or a wife?

 

No, a wrongful death lawsuit can apply to anyone who died of injuries caused by someone else’s misconduct or neglect. For example, a mother or father may have a wrongful death claim for the death of a son or daughter. A child might also have a wrongful death claim for a mother or father.

 

 

Does wrongful death just apply to medical malpractice cases?

 

Wrongful death results from any injury severe enough to cause death, regardless of who caused it to happen. The term “wrongful” is used because the accident or incident that caused the injury occurred because someone either neglected to do something that should have been done or did something that should not have been done which caused the severe injuries.

 

 

Do I have to do something immediately while I am still in so much turmoil?

 

A good attorney can give you soundlegal advice. Each case is uniqueand individual and should be evaluated on the factsinvolved. What you will gain is some peace of mind as to what your legal rights are and how to preserve them.An attorney can assist you in makingdecisions that can be dealt with ata later time when you feel less overwhelmed.