What you should know about
a wrongful death law suit?
In law a wrongful death is a death caused by the misdeed, or recklessness of another. In a wrongful death case, the family of the deceased has the right to file a lawsuit against the responsible party for monetary damages. A wrongful death lawsuit is a civil action. It is not a criminal charge.
A famous trial you likely remember is the O.J. Simpson murder case, where O.J. was acquitted in his criminal murder trial, but then later charged in a civil action for wrongful death. The jury in this action found Simpson liable and awarded the plaintiffs $33.5 million in compensatory damages. Wrongful death damages may include:
- Cost of medical treatment,
- Financial losses, including lost wages,
- Future earnings and inheritance,
- Physical and emotional anguish,
- Loss of companionship, or loss of parental guidance,
- Other damages brought about by the victim’s death
It is never easy dealing with and adjusting to the tragic and sudden death of a loved one. Because of this a delay in retaining a wrongful death lawyer often happens. But this may be a critical mistake, because the evidence of cause may disappear or be destroyed if not tracked down immediately and documented by experienced investigators and legal counsel.
At Mostyn Law we have a committed team of experienced personal injury lawyers skilled in collecting evidence, and building strong cases against the opposing party. When you ask us to you help in a wrongful death matter you can trust us to be there each step of the way fighting to get for you all the monetary awards you deserve.