When one dies because of someone else’s negligence or failure to use ordinary care, a wrongful death claim results. Wrongful death cases can involve medical malpractice, drug and product liability, motor vehicle accidents, premises liability, and other personal injury matters in which someone dies as a result of injury. The law governing the types of damages recoverable in wrongful death cases varies considerably from state to state. Thus, careful attention must be paid to both the applicable law and proof of recoverable loss. Recoverable damages typically include pre-death conscious pain and suffering and economic damages.
If a loved one has died as a result of another person’s negligence, you may have a wrongful death claim. Please call us at (202) 463-1999 or contact us online to tell us more about your case.