Wrongful Death is defined as the death of a person resulting from wrongful act / acts by some other person or persons. Wrongful acts include negligence, assault, battery, murder or manslaughter.A wrongful death lawsuit can be filed against the person or persons or an organization accountable for the death, by the family members of the victim or other beneficiaries. A wrongful death lawsuit is different from criminal charges, and in no way affects the other. Wrongful death statutes were introduced to provide financial support to the family members of the deceased. A child is entitled to the financial support as a compensation that he / she would have received if his / her father would be alive, while a minor. A wife is entitled to the lifetime of financial support her husband would have provided. The statute also encourages people to be careful and prevent injuries.
Caruso Law Offices, PC is a wrongful death law firm based in Albuquerque, New Mexico that specializes in filing lawsuits for brain and personal injuries, auto and truck accidents and wrongful death.