Wrongful Death

If a personal injury causes death, a spouse, minor children, or parent of a minor child may be able to file a wrongful death lawsuit.

You still need a personal injury attorney to file this kind of lawsuit, because you must prove that another person is legally responsible for the personal injury just as if the injury had not been fatal. The type of damages available in a wrongful death suit varies greatly between different jurisdictions, so analyze this portion of your claim carefully with your personal injury attorney.