As difficult as it is to lose a loved one, it is immeasurably more devastating if the cause of the death was preventable. Wrongful death lawsuits are civil cases against a person or an organization believed to have caused the death of another person. This is different and separate from any action law enforcement may take, such as murder or manslaughter charges. Wrongful death is usually caused by one of the following:
- Negligence or recklessness
- Defective design or manufacturing of a product
- Intentional harm, such as assault
Examples include death as the result of a car accident, spoiled food, or medical malpractice.
How Can the Jaeger Firm, PLLC, Help?
Dealing with a wrongful death is emotional and taxing. You may be suffering from the loss of income, companionship, while also facing medical and funeral expenses. We understand that you might have conflicting feelings about pursuing a wrongful death claim, especially during a time of grief. But it is just as important to bring justice to those who have harmed your loved one as it is to establish financial security for your family.