Often wrongful death claims involve deaths caused by traffic accidents. A car crash where some dies justifies a claim for wrongful death. Most often traffic accident deaths involve pedestrians. Cars are dangerous instruments; a pedestrian has no protection against a moving vehicle that could weigh several tons. Close relatives of the decedent can bring a wrongful death action against the negligent party, usually the negligent driver of the involved vehicle. A car accident wrongful death claim starts by filing a claim with the negligent driver's insurance company, and if the matter does not satisfactory settle within a reasonable time, then a lawsuit would be filed with the court that has jurisdiction over the matter, on behalf the relative of the decedent, who under the law would be recognized to have a viable claim for love, society, companionship and support among other claims for damages.
It is imperative to look for and hire the best wrongful death attorney for your wrongful death claim. Furthermore, you should always hire a wrongful death trial attorney to represent you, since more often than not claims for wrongful death are litigated and many a times end up before a jury and concluded by jury verdict which would determine fault and amount of money damages to be awarded.
No matter how a death is caused, if the death was wrongful meaning that someone (business entity, corporation or otherwise) was responsible for negligently, recklessly, or intentionally causing the death of the decedent, a claim for wrongful death can be filed by filing a lawsuit and by opening a claim for compensation against the insurance company of the negligent party.
Pedestrian's death could be the basis for a wrongful death lawsuit. Contact the Majlessi Law Firm for any questions you may have regarding wrongful death.
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