You may have heard of wrongful death cases in the news, such as the one involving O.J. Simpson. He was found liable for the wrongful death of the two victims in his civil case because they were able to establish guilty beyond a reasonable doubt. Wrongful death suits can be confusing at times because of all the elements involved. What needs to be proven in a wrongful death case?
The Elements Involved
If you plan on bringing a wrongful death case, there are many things that you must first be able to prove. Here are just a few of them:
- A human being died
- The death was caused by another person’s negligence or with intention to harm
- Family members survived who are now suffering monetary injury as a result of the death
- There was an appointment of a personal representative for the decedent’s estate
Furthermore, there are many circumstances that may call for a wrongful death suit. Some of the causes may be a medical malpractice claim that results in the death of a decedent, an automobile or airplane accident, occupational exposure to hazardous substances, criminal behavior, or death during a supervised activity.
Now that you have determined that you have a wrongful death case, you should speak to an attorney about how to file a claim. We can help you find out what damages you are entitled to and how much you should expect for your case. If you are the family or loved one of somebody who died a wrongful death, you deserve justice. We can help. Contact the Rawa Law Group and schedule your free consultation.