At Crouse Law Offices, we have long experience involving what are known as “wrongful death” cases. Wrongful death is a death which results from a wrongful act or negligence of another person, persons, a company, or an organization. A wrongful death lawsuit may be filed by the survivors of the deceased for either an intentional or unintentional act which results in death and when it is believed the survivors are entitled to monetary damages as a result of that act. Wrongful death action is separate and apart from criminal charges and neither proceedings affects nor controls the other.
Wrongful death statutes were created to provide financial support for a family who has lost a loved one and to promote care to prevent injuries.
Circumstances which may bring about a wrongful death claim include:
- Airplane accidents
- Automobile accidents
- Exposure to hazardous conditions or materials in the home or workplace
- Dangers on another's property such as an unenclosed swimming pool
- Personal Injury resulting in death
If you had a loved one who died as a result of an accident or injury caused by another person, company or entity, you may be entitled to bring legal action against the responsible party. Crouse Law Offices have helped many families seek compensation - both financial and judicially - for the loss of a loved one. Call us today at 1-919-861-0500 for a free evaluation of your case.