What factors must be present to prove wrongful death?
In order to present a successful wrongful death case to an insurance company or court of law, the claim can only be supported if specific elements are present:
Once those parameters are identified, the next step is to determine who has legal standing to bring the action. This would include family members who suffered damages because they received all or some of their support from the victim.
A personal representative must then be appointed to:
Only upon establishing these elements can an action (suit) be initiated. Of utmost importance is to establish that the act resulted in the death.