What Is a Wrongful Death Lawsuit?

Is there any recourse for you if your loved one dies because of the negligence of someone else, say, in a car accident, trucking accident or due to a botched operation? Yes. What is a Wrongful Death Lawsuit? When someone dies as the result of the negligence or intentional actions of another, the surviving members of the victim’s family can bring a civil lawsuit for “wrongful death” against the person legally liable for causing the person’s death. Which of the surviving members of the victim’s family can actually bring the wrongful death lawsuit, (i.e., who can be the “representative”) varies from state to...

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What “Money Damages” Mean in a Personal Injury Lawsuit

In criminal cases, the defendant often spends time in jail to pay for his crimes. In civil law cases, the defendant must compensate the injured party by paying for the damage he has caused. In other words, in a civil case, the defendant pays the injured party  money damages. Money Damages. Money damages can be recovered in personal injury cases (i.e. negligence) like car accidents, truck accidents, or slip and fall cases, for example. Their purpose is to compensate the injured party for the damages he/she has suffered so as “put the plaintiff in as good a position” (not better) as he/she...

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