Dealing with the death of a loved one is difficult under any circumstances, but when that death was caused by negligence, the situation becomes even tougher. Someone did something wrong and their mistake took your loved one from your life. You have the right to take action and your loved one deserves justice.
Wrongful death is a common law claim against a person, organization or company that is liable for the circumstances. It is a civil suit, so the standard of proof is typically “preponderance of evidence.” This makes it easier because the family seeking retribution for the death of their loved one does so through tort rather than criminal prosecution.
However, it is possible for a person to face criminal charges and a civil suit related to wrongful death. Do not assume if the person responsible for your loved one’s death was not found guilty in a criminal case that he or she cannot be held responsible in a civil case. (OJ Simpson is an example of this.) Success in prosecuting a wrongful death case requires:
If you have suffered the wrongful death of a family member, you need to work with an aggressive attorney. You have a right to take action. Contact G. Martin Meyers today at 973-625-0838 for more information on how he can help you fight on behalf of your loved one.