Wrongful death covers death in many different scenarios. The meaning of the phrase indicates that someone committed an act or did something to wrongfully cause someone’s death, whether by negligence or intent. If the victim’s family or others who may be dependent on them for support believes that there are enough grounds for a claim, then the usual course of action is to consult with an attorney experienced with wrongful death claims.
During a consult the attorney can usually determine if there is enough cause to file a legal claim against the person responsible for the death. Two things typically have to be proved for a successful outcome – that there was negligence or recklessness, or a lack of reasonable care, and that damages were suffered.