Car accidents can be a very stressful situation for people to deal with.
Out of seeming nowhere, a day just like any other gets turned upside down.
Your car is damaged, you are likely injured, and you will have 1,000 other things to deal with like insurance, lawyers, medical bills, and bills to repair your car.
In extreme car accidents, people pay the ultimate price of their life.
Nearly 1.25 million people around the globe lose their lives in car accidents every year.
A large amount of those fatalities are wrongful deaths.
Wrongful death claims are brought against a defendant who has caused someone's death, either through negligence or as a result of intentional action.
Wrongful deaths allow the estate or those close to the deceased person to file a lawsuit against the party who is legally liable for the death.
Though each states wrongful death laws vary, these kinds of lawsuits are usually filed by a representative of the deceased person's estate, often on behalf of those affected by the death.
In the article below, we'll find out what a wrongful death lawsuit is, and who can bring a wrongful death lawsuit.