Experience Matters in a Wrongful Death Lawsuit
An experienced attorney is vital to a successful wrongful death lawsuit. The attorneys at Freking Myers & Reul, LLC, explain how experience matters in a wrongful death lawsuit.
A wrongful death occurs when someone else wronfgully causes death of the victim. This means that the person or party at fault was negligent and that negligence caused the death of the victim. Wrongful deaths can result from accidents or intentional acts.
Wrongful death accidents may include automobile accidents, motorcycle accidents, truck accidents, medical malpractice, nursing home abuse or neglect, dangerous machinery, defective products, or workplace accidents. Wrongful death lawsuits are filed against the negligent party in the accident such as the driver of the other car, a doctor or hospital, a nursing home, or the manufacturer or designer of a faulty or dangerous product.
How is practicing wrongful death law different from practicing other areas of law?
A wrongful death attorney must treat each accident individually by determining the specific facts that make it different from similar accidents. A wrongful death attorney should be detailed-oriented. He or she must be as equally adept at lawsuits against individuals as well as lawsuits against large corporations and businesses. Because the tort law that governs wrongful death, can be quite complex, a wrongful death attorney must possess in-depth knowledge of these laws and how they apply to every case.
A wrongful death attorney will use his or her knowledge of tort law to recover full financial damages for the victim’s beneficiaries. He or she must know your rights as a beneficiary of the wrongful death victim.