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Thomas DeLattre and Glen D. Wieland

Where liability falls in a wrongful death case

On Behalf of | Aug 24, 2019 | Wrongful Death |

The wrongful death of a loved one is devastating. The person is ripped from your life with little to no warning. Their life is cut short because of the negligence of another person or entity. It can be difficult to determine who should be held liable for wrongful death, which is why we will discuss this topic today.

For the most part, the individual who caused your loved one’s wrongful death will be held liable in a lawsuit or criminal case. But, there are circumstances where multiple people can be held liable for the death of your loved one. For example, if a part failed on a vehicle and it led to a fatal crash, the vehicle or part manufacturer could be held liable along with the driver.

Figuring out who can be held responsible for the death of a loved one is not always cut and dry. However, if your loved one died because he or she was intentionally attacked or harmed, this can lead to a criminal case on top of the wrongful death lawsuit you can file in civil court.

As you can see, wrongful death claims can name multiple people and companies at the same time. Make sure you have plenty of evidence to provide that shows how each individual defendant played a role in the death of your loved one because of their negligent actions or inaction.

Wrongful death is a tragic occurrence that happens to thousands of people every year in Florida and the rest of the country. Wrongful deaths are caused by accidents, intentional or not, and even violent acts.


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