Wrongful Death

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Wrongful death is a lawsuit that is filed when conduct of a person or entity results in the death of another person. The family of the deceased person can file a wrongful death lawsuit seeking financial damages for the loss of their loved one. This group can include parents, a spouse, children (including adopted and stepchildren), and siblings. The heirs must prove that the death was caused by negligence or unlawful conduct of another and establish the extent of their financial damages as a result of the death. These damages can include lost earnings and financial support from the deceased, funeral and burial costs, and compensation for the loss of love, companionship, comfort, society, moral support, and other damages.