A legal cause of action for wrongful death may exist when a person dies from the negligence of another. Such a situation may arise in a number of different contexts. Wrongful Death Acts may be defined as any of the following examples:
- A negligent or careless act such as a negligent driver
- A motor vehicle/trucking accident
- Defective automobile, tractor or truck
- A reckless act by another person
- An intentional act such as a deliberate murder or an assault and/or battery
- A death in the course of another crime
- A death during a medical operation, the neglect of a doctor, hospital or nursing home
- Defective drugs or medication
- A company's negligence in the enforcement of Safety Regulations
- Faulty equipment or tools
- A property owner who fails to meet Safety Regulations
The loss of a loved one brings many unfortunate consequences on the survivors and the grief and loss of companionship of a father, mother or child is something that cannot be measured in terms of dollars or damages. However, in some circumstances, it is appropriate for the wife, husband, parents or children to seek damages for the wrongful death of a loved one.
It is vitally important to preserve evidence in a wrongful death case. Whether it is a part from a tool or an appliance, an automobile, medical records, pill bottles or other evidence should be obtained with the services of legal counsel. They will assist in the collection and preservation of evidence is an important step in protecting the rights of those who may have a wrongful death case. The Foster Firm attorneys are best suited to assist you with the initial investigation of events surrounding the incident that you believe may constitute a wrongful death. You need a compassionate wrongful death lawyer you can trust to handle your lawsuit.