STOCKTON INJURY ATTORNEY HELPS VICTIMS OF A WRONGFUL DEATH ACCIDENTS
A wrongful death can be a result of many different things such as:
- Drunk drivers
- Medical malpractice
- Defective products
- Slip and fall
When you have lost a loved one due the negligence of others, you need to contact a Stockton injury attorney immediately to discuss the types of compensation you deserve.
What is Wrongful Death?
Generally speaking, a wrongful death occurs when one person causes the death of another without a lawful excuse for causing it. It’s important to keep in mind that although wrongful death cases and personal injury lawsuits have many similarities, they are different. Both are based upon the theory of negligence and results in injuries. The difference lies in who has the ability to bring an action forward and what area of compensation is awarded. When a person is severely injured in an accident, they take action to demand compensation in a personal injury claim. However, when a person dies, instead of the victim receiving compensation, it is the decedent’s heirs that will receive compensation. Losing a loved one in a wrongful death is a devastating and emotional event. The emotional consequences of such an event requires a skilled and knowledgeable attorney to help the family emotionally and financially. Contact an experienced attorney who can help you and your family during this painful time. [Read more…]