A wrongful death is an accidental or deliberate cause of death of a person by another person.The claim is later raised by the family members of the diseased. Wrongful deaths can be controversial as it often takes evidence to prove that the act of another was, in fact, responsible for one's death.
A wrongful death can include anything from a work accident, car crash, medical malpractice, animal attacks, or a slip and fall accident. If a distracted driver ran a stop sign and crashed into another driver, killing the right of way driver on impact or if a doctor makes an obvious medical error during surgery, resulting in the death of his patient, grieving family members have the right to seek compensation for the preventable loss of their loved one.
If you believe that you may have a case for the wrongful death of a loved one, please visit John D. Whittington, PC, a personal injury law firm in Manassas for further information.