What is a Wrongful Death Claim?

A wrongful death occurs when a loved one passes away as a result of the negligence of another person, company or governmental entity. Civil law allows the family of the deceased to file a claim against the responsible parties. This is separate from any criminal case that the government might bring. Wrongful death law evolved ...

What are Economic and Non-Economic Damages?

Damages for wrongful death fall into two basic categories – economic and non-economic.  Economic damages include funeral expenses and, more importantly, loss of financial support.  So, for example, if a man was making $100,000 per year, and he dies as a result of the negligence of another, his spouse would be entitled to compensation for ...