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Wrongful Death Lawsuit

When the death of a person takes place due to the negligence of the other person, the death is known as wrongful death. The claims made by the relatives of the dead person are known as wrongful death claims.

These are fatal accidents caused mainly by the negligence or misconduct of other party. The death may be an accidental death, mistakes made by the health care professional or mistakes made by the manufacturer in producing the product, injuries occurred due to the bad equipments at the workplace or murder at work. As per the law, the beneficiaries of the dead person can file a wrongful death lawsuit against the person responsible for the death.

Why to file a civil claim?

Many people file civil wrongful death lawsuit even if the victim was intentionally killed because civil court only require prevalent evidences that point out the guilt of the killer and are the best way of recovering the losses which may have occurred after the death of the loved one. Though some people consider it as a wrong claim but its a necessity rather than greed. Asking for compensation is required to provide financial support and shelter to other family members.


The compensation made by the courts basically includes the medical cost incurred when the person was injured and funeral cost if the person died. It includes all the money that the dead person would have earned during the life span till retirement and finally death. It also includes the pension and provident fund which the family would have got during the life of the dead person. The court covers the household costs, childcare and even companionship cost caused after this fatal accident.

But in order to gain compensation, you need to prove in front of the court that the person died due to the misconduct of the other person and was the only member earning in the house. You have to prove that after the death of the person you are suffering from a lot of financial crisis and the dead person has left behind his\her beneficiaries, dependents, spouse and children. And for this, you can hire a wrongful death attorney who besides boosting your case helps in pursuing reasonable compensation easily.

Wake up call for companies

The cases of filing wrongful death lawsuit have become an alarming call for all the producers, manufacturers and other companies to provide with safety to the employers. Time period for filing a wrongful death lawsuit varies from place to place but you have to file them within 3 years as if you miss the time period you will never be allowed to file the wrongful death claim. For this, you can search for various websites providing you all the information relating to wrongful death.

Pedestrian run over by car
Mrs K was knocked over by a car that mounted the pavement, fracturing her tibia. Following extensive medical investigations organised by Cooks, it transpired that the accident brought forward the need for a knee replacement operation in the next 5-10 years. Cooks settled Mrs K’s claim for £28,750.00 she said:
"I am very pleased with the service I have received and would recommend Cookss to my friends. My claim was handled in a very professional manner and I was kept informed of it’s progress. Everyone I met or spoke to was helpful and considerate and I felt confident in their abilities. This was important to me at the time of my accident and later."
Mrs K from Streetly

See how much your claim could be worth.

Examples of Compensation Awards for Injury Claims*
Serious Back Injury
Wrist Injury
Serious Neck Injury
Serious Hand Injury
Ankle Injury
Serious Knee Injury
Serious Head Injury

*damages for loss of earnings and other losses and expenses are commonly paid in addition to the injury award and will vary in each case