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Wrongful Death

At Shunnarah Law, we have families, brothers, sisters, sons, daughters, parents, grandparents, husbands, and wives. We know how important family is to you because it is important to us too. Losing a loved one is something no person should have to experience, especially when the loss is a result of someone else’s negligent or reckless, or even intentional actions.

What is a Wrongful Death case?
When someone dies as a result of the intentional, negligent, or reckless actions of another person, damages may be recovered for the death of the person who caused it or whose agent or servant caused it. If the person acted intentionally, punitive damages might be recovered as well. Typically, a family member is designated as the administrator of the decedent’s estate. The administrator may file the lawsuit on behalf of the estate.

Causes of Wrongful Death

  • Auto Accidents: Negligent and Drunk Drivers
  • Medical Malpractice: Negligence of a Doctor or Other Medical Providers, Treatment, or Diagnosis
  • SUV Accidents: Rollovers
  • Van Accidents: Rollovers
  • ATV Accidents: Rollovers
  • Bus Accidents: Negligence of Bus Drivers and Lack of Seat Belts in School Buses
  • Boating Accidents: Usually Involve Alcohol, Negligent Operation, Excessive Speed
  • Drowning: the Second Leading Cause of Death of Children, Usually Because of Negligence
  • Toxic Poisoning: Exposure to Hazardous Substances

The accidents and issues mentioned above are only a few of the incidents that may cause death, and that give rise to a wrongful death lawsuit. Additional causes include slips and falls, motorcycle accidents, trucking accidents, airplane accidents, defective medical devices, and criminal acts.

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