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What is a Wrongful Death Claim?

by David Peel on February 7, 2014

What is a Wrongful Death Claim?Wrongful death claims are claims that exists when a person dies because of another person’s legal fault. Wrongful death claims allow someone affected by the wrongful death to bring a claim to recover damages. It is important to understand what a wrongful death claim is and also who can bring a wrongful death claim.

Wrongful death claims can be brought for many different accidents as long as the death occurred because of another person’s legal fault. So, a wrongful death claim could be brought because of medical malpractice. It could also occur because of a product liability case or a car accident.

Sometimes wrongful death claims are brought against drivers of an automobile, designers, or manufacturers. Other times, these claims can be brought against bartenders, owners or establishments that serve alcohol, and various other individuals or companies.

It is important to know that some people and agencies are immune from wrongful death claims. This means that you cannot bring a wrongful death claim against them.

Immediate family members can bring a claim for wrongful death. Immediate family members are the deceased’s spouse and the deceased’s children. Also, anyone who was financially dependent on the deceased can file a wrongful death claim. And, the executor of the deceased’s estate can also bring a wrongful death claim. However, it is important to know that while several people may have claims, only one person can file a wrongful death claim.

If you or someone you know is interested in more information, please contact Mr. Peel through his website PeelLawFirm.com. Mr. Peel focuses on personal injury law in Tennessee. He practices throughout the West Tennessee area in Millington, Tipton County and Memphis, Tennessee. His office is located in Millington, Tennessee.

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