Identifying Defendants In A Lawsuit With The Help Of Wrongful Death Lawyers
Wrongful death is identified as avoidable circumstances that lead to a fatality. The circumstances of the death could relate to a car accident, medical malpractice, or a failure which leads to a product liability. The key focus of the lawsuits is to show that negligence existed and contributed to the events that caused the death of another individual. If you lost a loved due to the fault of another, you should contact Thomas E. Crenney & Associates LLC to speak to Wrongful Death Lawyers today.
Who Can File a Wrongful Death Lawsuit
The claimant who initiates the lawsuit must represent the survivors of the deceased. This individual could be a guardian or administrator identified through a will. The parties of interest in these lawsuits include family members, life partners or spouses, parents, or anyone who suffered financially from this fatality. The latter of which must have depended on the deceased for care or support; they don’t have to be a blood relative.
Examples of Parties Who Become Defendants
If the death occurred due to a car accident, the most common defendant is the driver who was identified as the at-fault party. However, if the design of the roadway or hazards that existed within these areas contributed to the accident, it is possible that the claimant could include several more defendants. They include but are not limited to the architect who designed the highway and the government agency that was responsible for warning the public of the hazards.
Additional Accident Probabilities
If the vehicle failed to perform adequately ultimately caused the accident, the manufacturer of the part that was faulty could be added to the lawsuit. Furthermore, if the at-fault driver was intoxicated, the establishment, whether it is a store or nightclub that sold the alcohol to him or her is also liable for damages.
Wrongful death lawsuits involve a high probable of multiple defendants. The issue in some cases is an attempt to file against a government entity. In some states, these officials are immune to litigation based on uncommonly known laws. If you were injured due to the fault of another individual, you should contact Wrongful Death Lawyers today to file a claim.
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