Immediate family members may pursue a wrongful death claim. This includes spouses, children, grandchildren, parents, grandparents, brothers and sisters, legal dependents or extended family. A wrongful death claim states that the victim died as a result of the defendant’s negligence.
It is often easier for a family to seek retribution against someone who kills a family member through the civil courts than through a criminal prosecution. However, the two actions are not mutually exclusive and a person may be prosecuted both criminally (whether in the form of murder, manslaughter, etc.) and that person may also be sued civilly in a wrongful death action (as in the O.J. Simpson case).
We understand that nothing can turn back the clock, but if you feel your family may have a wrongful death claim, turn to Turner & Turner for help.
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