Wrongful death claims are brought on behalf of the Estate of a person whose death was caused by a devastating, catastrophic underlying legal event like negligence, accident, product failure or medical malpractice. A wrongful death claim is based on an underlying civil wrong which has tragic results for the decedent, family members and children. A case is filed against the manufacturer or the tortfeasor ("wrongdoer") on behalf of the decedent's Estate and heirs.
Each State in the U.S has their own set of Wrongful Death Claim Laws. Some of these laws may be the same or similar in some states, and some may be very different. So it is important to understand the laws of your state. To help you with that research, our Wrongful Death Attorneys have listed each state below and their particular wrongful death restrictions . . .