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Do you know the answers to these wrongful death questions?

Nobody ever wants to be in a position where filing a wrongful death lawsuit is an option. This means that somebody close to them has died, likely due to the negligence of another party.

Unfortunately, some people think about making a wrongful death claim. Anybody who is in this position should become familiar with wrongful death laws in his or her state. Furthermore, it is essential to answer these questions:

-- What happens if a person passes on before he or she is able to file a personal injury lawsuit?

-- Is it possible to file a lawsuit as the result of an unborn fetus dying?

-- Are all state laws identical regarding wrongful death and how to make a claim?

-- What is the difference between criminal and civil cases?

-- Is it possible to file a wrongful death action if the person who passed on did not have a job?

-- Are you able to sue for pain and suffering?

If you have never filed a wrongful death lawsuit in the past (like most), it is not likely that you know the answers to these questions. Additionally, no two people answer these questions the same way, as their situation is not identical to the next person.

There is nothing simple about a wrongful death lawsuit. It is never easy to get over the death of a loved one. If a loved one has passed on as the result of negligence, such as medical malpractice or a car accident caused by another driver, it makes sense to learn more about your state's wrongful death laws.

Source: FindLaw, "Wrongful Death FAQ," accessed July 02, 2015

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