It is always a tragedy when an accident occurs that takes the life of a person, regardless of the circumstances. However, when such a disaster takes place and is found to be directly attributable to the negligence of another person or persons, the loss of life may then fall under the category of a wrongful death. Wrongful death cases are handled in civil court rather than criminal court, and the management of the plaintiff’s case by an experienced accident attorney will be all but necessary throughout the process.
Wrongful death scenarios are handled with civil suits rather than criminal; this means no actual law has been broken, but blame may still lie on some involved party. Because no crime has been committed, and because the deceased may not file charges, the responsibility of proceeding through a civil lawsuit usually falls upon close relatives of the deceased. Usually, the close relatives are also the people most affected by the loss of life, both emotionally and financially.
Whoever does take the charge of claiming whatever possible compensation for the wrongful death will be responsible for hiring an accident attorney to help with the case. An accident attorney will have the expertise and experience necessary to give you the best chance of winning recompense for any loss of income, costs of medical care, funeral services, and other damages incurred. He or she will help you meet deadlines for filing required paperwork, decide what evidence is important to the process, and ask the important questions that need to be answered. Never attempt to navigate the courtroom without the guidance of an accident attorney.
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