While it is primarily a civil case, there are instances when it will run alongside a criminal one, as when death was due to someone’s deliberate, criminal action. To successfully make a claim, showing that the demise of a person is due to another’s negligence is not going to be enough. You also have to be able to show that as a consequence of the decedent’s passing, the surviving family will be directly impacted, either emotionally or financially. Read more from this article: http://bit.ly/2qYX0WM
The death of a loved one is painful enough as it is, but it becomes doubly so when it is on account of another’s negligence, recklessness or, worse, malicious and deliberate intent. The emotional impact on those left behind is so severe that the only thing the court can offer as relief is justice through the form of financial recompense through a wrongful death lawsuit. Essentially, this lets the family of the decedent get compensation for the economic losses incurred, such as lost income or financial support, companionship, and medical or funeral expenses.