Dealing with the death of a loved one is already painful and difficult. The burden becomes a lot heavier if your loss was caused by violence or an accident which could have been avoided with due care and diligence. In such cases, surviving family members may sue for wrongful death. The application of this law varies from state to state, but in Oklahoma, it can be found in the Statutes Chapter 12, Section 1053.
Instances of Wrongful Death
In the aforementioned statute, wrongful death is defined as “when the death of one is caused by the wrongful act of another.” Several situations come to mind when exemplifying a wrongful death scenario. A fatal car accident is one such example, as well as medical malpractice. Even criminal acts like homicide or murder could also give rise to a wrongful death claim. Read more from this blog: http://bit.ly/2n6jNCp