Originally wrongful death statutes were created to provide financial support for widows and orphans and to motivate people to exercise care to prevent injuries.
If a person is killed because of the wrongful conduct of a person or persons, the descendant’s heirs and other beneficiaries may file a wrongful death action against those responsible for the descendants death
This area of Tort Law is governed by statute.
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.
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 victims family for wrongful death.
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