Wrongful death claims occur when someone can be held liable for another person’s death, typically due to negligence. It’s not a criminal case, it is a civil action usually brought by close relative or loved ones. By law, survivors of the deceased can bring civil lawsuit against the perpetrators of the wrongful death on behalf of the victim and often receive financial compensation if they settle or win their claim.
Causes of Wrongful Death
Wrongful death claims are most often caused by vehicle accidents, faulty products or services, and workplace accidents. Even though these may be the most common types of accidents, they are not an exhaustive list. If a fatal accident has happened to a loved one, you can likely pursue compensation for your loss.
Winning a Wrongful Death Claim
A wrongful death attorney must prove that the death could have been avoided by the defendant, and that surviving relatives suffered a financial loss because of the death. If you live in Oklahoma, and believe that a loved one died due to the negligence of another person or corporation, you and your family may be entitled to compensation.
It’s important to contact an attorney right away because wrongful death claims have an expiration date. Joe Norwood will help fight for your family’s future and achieve justice against negligence in Oklahoma.