Wrongful Death

Wrongful Death

A civil action against someone who’s tortious injury caused someone’s death.

  • Example : Rita ran a red light and struck Johnny’s car.  Phil, a passenger in Johnny’s car passed away due to injuries he sustained as a result of the crash.  Phil’s parents sued Rita for Phil’s wrongful death.
  • Example : Hank was angry at Joe and threw a hammer at him.  The hammer missed Joe and struck Kate.  Kate died as a result of her injuries from the hammer.  Kate’s husband sued Hank for Kate’s wrongful death.

Wrongful Death Settlements