Attorney Morgan McGrath and her team are here to represent you in your wrongful death case. If your family or loved one has suffered from being a part of a wrongful death situation, Ms. McGrath and her team are standing by to assist you in this difficult time.
By Definition: A wrongful death is the taking of the life of an individual resulting from the willful or negligent act of another person or persons.
If one is killed because of the wrongful conduct of a person or persons, the decedent’s heirs and other beneficiaries may file a wrongful death action against those responsible for the decedent’s death. Wrongful death statutes vary from state to state, but in general, they define who may sue for wrongful death and what, if any, limits may be applied to an award of damages.
Originally, wrongful death statutes were created to provide financial support for widows and orphans and to motivate people to exercise care to prevent injuries. A wrongful death action is separate and apart from criminal charges, and neither proceeding affects nor controls the other. This means that a defendant acquitted of murder may be sued in a civil action by the victim’s family for wrongful death.
If you are looking for representation in a wrongful death suit, please call Attorney Morgan McGrath now at 786.303.5825 to speak with someone that can help start the legal process for you and your family.