Wrongful Death Lawsuits

Every state has some variation of a "wrongful death statute," which gives certain legal representatives of a deceased person -- usually close family members and the estate -- the right to file a civil lawsuit against those responsible for causing the person's death. Wrongful death lawsuits can arise from accidents (negligence or other types of carelessness) or intentional acts like homicide or other crimes. Read on to learn more.  

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