It is never easy to lose a loved one. Do you suspect that someone’s negligence played a part in their passing? If so, you may have a wrongful death case on your hands. Below are some key things you need to know about wrongful death cases.
Wrongful Death vs. Crime
There are some people who do not know the difference between a crime and a wrongful death case. A crime involves a person who is convicted of a legal charge. In a wrongful death case, a relative of the deceased person issues a civil lawsuit against the individual responsible for the death.
Determining Who Is Liable
Once you’ve determined that it is a wrongful death case and not a crime, it is imperative that you prove that the party in question is liable or responsible. In other words, it must be proven that their actions or negligence lead to the death of your loved one.
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