We represent families that have lost a loved one as the result of the wrongful conduct of another.
A person injured by a wrongful act (or "tort") of another may be able to bring an action to recover damages. If the person dies, these claims often can be pursued by the administrator of the decedent's estate. In addition, the decedent's heirs and other family members may be able to bring an action against the wrongdoer to recover damages that they suffered as a result of the death.
Such claims are usually called "wrongful death" claims, and often arise from automobile accidents, medical malpractice, product liability, or other circumstances in which the fault of a person other than an employer caused the death. Many states do not allow wrongful death lawsuits where the actions of the employee, employer, or a co-worker were the sole cause of death.