Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Wrongful death and Wrongful Death Lawyer

Wrongful death lawsuit arises when a person is killed because of negligence, product liability and malice of another person. Intentional violence that causes death can also be covered by wrongful death lawsuit. In this case, the perpetrator can be prosecuted under criminal law. Close family members can sue to recover damages that result from a wrongful death.

The news entitled “Wrongful Death suit Filed against Chicago Police” posted on July 16, 2008, related an incident that caused the death of a 18 year old boy.

Reports said that the victim was shot and killed near a crowded park after he threatened an officer with a large caliber handgun.

Consequently, the administrator of the deceased filed a wrongful death lawsuit against the police. The suit seeks to recover more than $ 50,000 in damages. She claims that there is no justification for the killing because the deceased posed no threat to the police.

Reports also revealed that the victim was the fifth person fatally shot by the Chicago police within a month.

Nowadays, wrongful death cases are rising. A great number of wrongful death claims are filed in our courts.

To those who are planning to file a wrongful death claims I suggest that you seek the assistance of a legal expert. Wrongful death law varies from state to state. Applying the law can be complicated and the best way to protect your right is to hire a wrongful death lawyer who is experienced in your state.

A wrongful death attorney can help you assist in establishing your claim against the defendant. He will tell you if you have still time to file a claim, if you are eligible to file a suit, whether there is enough evidence that the defendant caused the wrongful death, what damages are available and the best way to settle and litigate your claim.