Can a family member bring a wrongful death suit after an auto accident leads to the death of a loved one?
Wrongful death suits are considered a personal injury claim, however, it is a special kind of personal injury claim. A claim can be made when a person has been involved in a fatal accident due to the carelessness or purposeful act of another. If a family member has been killed in an auto accident as the result of negligence of another party, the family has legal options. Once investigations have concluded and the collision has been deemed a wrongful death, the victims’ surviving inheritors may file a claim. A wrongful death in an auto accident can occur for an assortment of reasons, for example:
- Driving under the influence
- Distracted driving/ texting
- Faulty street conditions
- Auto malfunctions
At the point when somebody’s actions prompt a loved ones demise, regardless of weather it was accidental or intentional, the perished loved ones and family may be entitled to benefits as a result of the wrongful death.