Criteria for a Successful Wrongful Death Case
The absolute worst consequence of any kind of accident is the death of one of the victims involved. This tragedy is only heightened if the accident is caused by the negligence, recklessness, or maliciousness of another. Numerous circumstances can lead to a wrongful death claim, including occupational hazards such as poor working conditions or exposure to chemicals; malpractice, such as if a doctor incompetently performs a surgery or an incorrect medication is given; automobile accidents, or even standard negligence.
Depending on the jurisdiction, different criteria must apply in order for a wrongful death suit to be successful. As such, it is extremely important to contact an experienced Cincinnati personal injury attorney to help you with your recovery and step you through the legal process, fighting to win you the just compensation you deserve.
The main criteria for a wrongful death suit typically include the following:
- A death occurred that was either partially or completely the fault of the defendant.
- Negligence, recklessness, or malicious behavior on the part of the defendant was responsible for causing the death.
- The victim left dependents of some kind. This is an important note, because a wrongful death lawsuit must be filed by a victim’s dependents; if there are no dependents, there can be no wrongful death suit.
- These dependents must have suffered financial damages because of the death, including lost wages, medical expenses, or otherwise.
If your loved one has died as a result of the negligent acts of another person, contact a Cincinnati wrongful death attorney at Stepleton Dugan, LLC today at 513-321-7733 to receive the caring and experienced legal assistance that you deserve.