The Law Offices of Lawrence A. Puritz
A death resulting from misconduct on the part of another person or a company is considered a "wrongful death". The misconduct by the responsible party can range from negligence or carelessness to an intentional criminal act resulting in a wrongful death. There are a number of wrongful death situations, including work-related accidents, medical mistakes or malpractice, automobile and plane accidents, and sports related accidents. A wrongful death may also occur due to the unsafe nature of the premises on which the incident occurs.
The loss of a loved one is always devastating, and the trauma surrounding a wrongful death can be especially difficult to deal with. However, if a loved one has died as the result of another's wrongdoing or negligence, filing a wrongful death suit may help to bring some sense of resolution to the loss of life. In addition, a party found liable for a wrongful death will be held accountable, minimizing the chances that another person will suffer or die due to the same circumstances.
If you believe that the death of a loved one resulted from the negligence of another party, the wrongful death attorneys at Law Offices of Lawrence A. Puritz can help answer your questions and determine the best course of action for your specific situation.