When a loved one is lost in a tragic or unexpected way it can be painful for his surviving relatives to move their lives forward in his absence. All across Montana families are coping with the deaths of individuals who are near and dear to their hearts and who were taken from their lives entirely too soon. When an accident or incident that occurred because of another person's negligence robs an individual of his life, it is possible that the victim's relatives may have rights to sue the responsible party for their damages under a wrongful death lawsuit.
Wrongful death lawsuits can arise from different forms of tragedies. They may result when individuals perish in vehicle accidents between cars, trucks and motorcycles. They become relevant when individuals are killed by the products they purchase and use. In these cases, products liability theories of law may also be relevant.
Though no form of legal action can bring an individual back after a tragic incident, a wrongful death lawsuit may provide a deceased person's relatives with the compensation they need to provide that victim with appropriate end-of-life services. It may give them the financial support they need in the event that they relied on the victim's earnings in order to survive. It could give them the financial capacity to continue after experiencing the pain and suffering of losing a loved one.
The law firm of Edwards & Culver is available to counsel grieving individuals who have lost loved ones in tragic accidents. Understanding one's rights to file a wrongful death lawsuit is the first step toward deciding if it is the right path to pursue. Wrongful death cases are subject to a statute of limitations and readers are encouraged to learn about their options to avoid missing the chances to initiate civil litigation.