|Ad Posted:||4/15/2007 12:31:21 AM|
|Ad Expire:||7/8/2037 12:31:21 AM|
|Category:||Health & Fitness > Law Services|
Wrongful Death - Overview
A "wrongful death" occurs when a person is killed due to the negligence or misconduct of another individual, company or entity. An action for wrongful death belongs to the decedent's immediate family members (often called "distributees"). The most common distributees are surviving spouses and children, and sometimes parents. A suit for wrongful death may only be brought by the personal representative of the decedent's estate.