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Posted on January 31, 2019 by

What Is Considered A Wrongful Death?

Losing a loved one is one of the most painful experiences that most people ever have. The death is even worse when it is caused by an accident that you believe could have been prevented. The term for this is wrongful death and in some cases it’s possible to file a legal claim against the responsible party. It is important for you to understand your rights if you’re ever in this situation.

What is a Wrongful Death?

A wrongful death is defined as any death that has been caused by the wrongful acts of another person. The person’s death is the result of negligence on the part of someone else. This can apply to a car accident that led to someone passing away from their injuries, or from another type of accident where negligence was a factor.

Can People Get Sued Criminally and Civilly for Wrongful Death?

In a word, yes, and in most cases that is exactly what happens. The State will generally place the individual on trial for their crimes. The family is also able to bring a wrongful death suit against the person(s) as well. It’s best to work with St. Louis personal injury attorneys if this is the action that you are considering.

St. Louis personal injury attorneys will work very hard to get you the compensation you deserve after losing your loved one. We can help if you contact us.