If you have lost a loved one because of the actions of another person, you may feel compelled to demand justice on your loved one’s behalf. A personal injury attorney in Mableton, GA, can file a wrongful death lawsuit that demands that the party held liable pay for your loved one’s funeral and memorial expenses, medical bills, and loss of future earnings, in addition to your family’s pain and suffering, and emotional anguish.
Immediate family members of the decedent, such as spouses and children, can file a lawsuit on the basis of wrongful death. The personal injury lawyer may bring the lawsuit against anyone who may have committed negligent or intentional actions that led to the death. For example, if your loved one died in a car crash, you might sue the driver of the other car. If your loved one died as a result of a defective product, such as a dangerous medical implant, your personal injury lawyer may file a lawsuit against the manufacturer and the distributor of the product. A wrongful death lawsuit may even be filed against a person who is facing criminal charges for the incident. The wrongful death lawsuit will proceed separately from the criminal charges in a civil court. The outcome of the lawsuit is not dependent upon the outcome of the criminal trial.