Wrongful death happens when the life of an individual is taken, either willfully or by a negligent act of another person or persons.
If a person is killed out of an act of wrongful conduct by a person or persons, there is an area of Tort Law, governed by statute, that provides for the protection and provision for the decedent’s heirs and/or beneficiaries.
Wrongful death is civil justice that is not connected with any criminal charges that might result from the decedent’s death.
A surviving spouse, next of kin or children might recover in a wrongful death lawsuit when it is proven that there was wrongful conduct or negligence involved.
Wrongful death cases can result from murder, manslaughter, criminally negligent homicide and other cases where either a company or a person has caused a death.
They can even arise out of situations where there was intentional infliction of emotional distress such as when teens have been bullied over the internet to the point where they commit suicide. Damages, and at times punitive damages, may be recovered and are distributed among the survivors subject to the statutes of the state. Distribution may be based upon the extent of each beneficiary’s loss.
Seiniger Law is experienced in aggressively handling wrongful death claims when the death occurs from a direct series of events that led to the death of a loved one.
If your family has experienced what you believe to be a wrongful death, please call us now at (208) 345-1000.
Breck Seiniger has years of experience representing families who have lost a loved one due to the negligence or carelessness of another. He provides the skill and compassion that families need when dealing with a Wrongful Death case.