If someone has died as the result of the negligent conduct of another, the estate of the deceased individual may bring an action for wrongful death. In fact, individuals may bring the civil cause of action of wrongful death in circumstances where death results by murder or homicide.
Wrongful deaths typically occur in the following circumstances:
- Motor Vehicle Accidents
- Emergency Room Medical Malpractice
- Anesthesia Malpractice
Plaintiffs in wrongful death cases may recover economic damages, such as past and future wage loss and medical bills. They may also pursue non-economic damages for pain and suffering and loss of consortium. In measuring damages, a wrongful death also takes into account the financial dependence of the decedent’s survivors. Paul Boone can help ensure that a decedent’s survivors receive all damages to which they are legally entitled.
Punitive damages may be available in some cases if a defendant acts with “reckless disregard.” Such damages are intended to punish the defendant while deterring future reckless conduct to prevent others from being injured by a similar recurrence of the harm.
If you or a family member has been killed by someone else’s wrongful conduct, contact Paul Boone today for a FREE evaluation of your case. Call 448-4009 and talk to Paul personally today.