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Wrongful Death Claims

by David Peel on November 27, 2013

Wrongful Death ClaimsWhen a person dies because of another person’s actions, the people closest to the deceased may be able to bring a cause of action for wrongful death. It is important to understand what a wrongful death claim is. It is also important to know who may bring a wrongful death claim. And, it is important to know who may be sued for the wrongful death.

Wrongful death occurs when a person dies because of the legal fault of someone else. The person who caused the wrongful death can be sued because he acted negligently or acted intentionally. Wrongful death can result in several circumstances. It can result from accidents, medical malpractice, products liability, etc.

There are several people who may be able to bring a wrongful death claim. However, who can bring a wrongful death claim varies depending on the circumstances. Usually, the surviving spouse can bring a wrongful death claim. But, if the surviving spouse and the deceased had been going through a divorce or had been separated for a certain period of time, the court may appoint another family member to bring the wrongful death claim instead.

Children of the deceased, parents of the deceased, the executor of the deceased’s estate, or the administrator of the deceased’s estate may also bring a cause of action for wrongful death. However, it is important to know that only one wrongful death claim can be filed. If multiple people file a wrongful death claim, the court will make a decision as to who will control the claim.

It is important to understand that people, companies, and government agencies or employees may be sued for wrongful death. However, occasionally, government agencies and employees can have immunity from lawsuits. This means that a person may not be able to bring a wrongful death claim against certain government agencies or employees even if those agencies or employees acted negligently.

If you or someone you know would like more information about wrongful death claims, please contact Mr. Peel through PeelLawFirm.com. Mr. Peel specializes in personal injuries. He is also very involved in the Christian community and is often asked to address various groups. Mr. Peel practices in Millington and the West Tennessee area.

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