A death caused by a negligent, careless, intentional or reckless act of another person or corporation is called a wrongful death. In most states, if the death of a relative was caused by the wrongful act of another, surviving family members may have the right to recover money damages for the death.

The award of damages depends upon the earnings the deceased person made and other factors such as whether or not surviving family members were dependent upon this income for support. Also to be considered is the loss of love and companionship of the spouse and children.

Attorney D. Russell Thomas has over 32 years of experience in handling wrongful death matters. If you are a surviving family member of someone who has died as a result of another person’s acts or failures to act, please call or email for a free case evaluation.