A wrongful death lawsuit is a type of personal injury claim that arises from injuries that cause a person’s death. Any type of fatality caused by the unlawful or negligent acts of another can result in a wrongful death filing. Car accidents and commercial truck accidents are common causes of wrongful death incidents.
Wrongful death lawsuits are unique in that the person harmed is no longer alive to file the case. As a result, it is the deceased person’s estate that files a wrongful death lawsuit on their behalf. The recipients of the damages award are the person’s survivors, usually their close family. Wrongful death lawsuits are civil suits filed against the negligent party, independent of any criminal charges. The lawyers at Oliver Maner have handled hundreds of wrongful death lawsuits over the past decades. These lawsuits can be a trying time for all of those involved. Whether for the plaintiff or defendant, through careful preparation and focus on our client’s needs, the Firm has a proven track record of handling these types of serious cases