A wrongful death is a fatality caused by the wrongful actions or neglect of another. Medical malpractice, defective products, intentional acts of violence, and negligent behaviors are all common causes of wrongful death. Wrongful death law allows families and dependents of the deceased to bring a case against the person or business that is responsible for the death of their loved one. The court may award financial compensation to the family of the victim to help relieve their financial burdens.
The average funeral and burial cost in the United States is between $7,000 and $10,000. Wrongful death victims often receive expensive medical treatment in an attempt to save their life. And if the wrongful death victim was the financial provider for their family, they can leave behind dependents who are unable to pay for these expenses and future bills.