When an individual dies due to someone else's actions, whether intentional or not, the surviving family members may be able to file a wrongful death suit against the person or entity responsible. The Gil Law Firm in Dothan has extensive experience with helping individuals throughout Dothan seek justice and compensation for their losses. As these experienced personal injury and disability attorneys note, wrongful death lawsuits are only applicable in certain circumstances.
What constitutes wrongful death?
Essentially, a wrongful death is a type of personal injury case in which the individual suffering the injury is no longer able to seek damages, so any situation which would normally qualify for a personal injury suit may qualify. Common situations include, but are not limited to:
- Auto Accidents
- Product Defects
- Medical Malpractice
- Intentional Harm, such as manslaughter or murder.
Who may be sued?
Any person or entity capable of contributing to the death of your loved one can be named as a defendant, including government agencies, private companies, contractors, and anyone responsible for the safety of others who failed to perform their duties. For example, an establishment who serves alcohol to a clearly intoxicated customer may be held liable if that person causes a car accident later. City and state governments who fail to install proper safety measures on public roadways may also be included if they could have prevented a fatal crash.
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