When someone is killed due to the negligence or misconduct of another person or an entity like a corporation, this tragedy is classified as a wrongful death. The victim’s family can sue the responsible party or parties in a wrongful death case to receive both actual and punitive damages. Wrongful death lawyer Dwayne L. Brown understands that any lawsuit arising from a death is sensitive and complicated, and he works hard for families during this difficult time.
A wrongful death case may arise from numerous things including:
- Vehicle Accidents
- Medical Malpractice
- Defective Products
The key to proving wrongful death is establishing negligence, which is said to exist if the following is true:
- The defendant had a duty to the deceased and/or to members of the public
- The defendant failed in that duty
- The fatality was caused by the defendant’s breach of duty, and
- The survivors are damaged as a result of the loss of their loved one
Other important factors in a wrongful death case include:
- The relationship of the survivor(s) with the deceased
- The joint life expectancy of the deceased and/or the survivors
- The non-economical or emotional loss suffered by the survivor(s)
As a wrongful death lawyer, Dwayne L. Brown has been helping families win wrongful death cases for years with the goal of obtaining compensation that addresses the practical considerations such as lost income, as well as emotional considerations such as pain, suffering and grief. While no lawsuit can make up for the loss of a loved one, legal action can hold the responsible party accountable, and it can help the remaining family members pay for education, daily bills and other expenses without additional suffering.