Back in January, a man named Terry Carter was run over by a pickup truck allegedly driven by Marion “Suge” Knight during the filming of an upcoming biopic about the gangster rap group NWA, causing his death. It was only last June when his widow, Lilian, filed a wrongful death claim in a Los Angeles court, where she not only filed claims against Knight, but also against Universal Studios (the studio responsible for the forthcoming film) and even Dr. Dre and Ice Cube, who were original members of NWA.
With wrongful death claims like these, one might wonder how courts decide on a lawsuit and how they can be successful in this case. Generally, courts in California will decide on a wrongful death lawsuit if the elements have been established. Experienced wrongful death lawyers should be able to identify what these elements are to determine if a case can indeed be built upon them.