Coping with the loss of a loved one is never easy, but it can be especially difficult when the death is totally unanticipated. Unfortunately, accidental injuries are a leading cause of death in the United States.
Every year, more than 150,000 people die as the result of unintentional injuries. Although filing a tort claim against the person responsible for a wrongful death will not undo the trauma, it may help surviving family members put their lives back together.
In order to recover a fair settlement, claimants must prove both liability and damages. They must also avoid mistakes that would give the opposing party a reason to dispute the claim.