However, who are “family members” as defined by that law? What if there is no immediate family or even extended family? Can friends file wrongful death suits? Once we begin to explore these questions, we see that the initial query is not as strange as it seems.
Wrongful death occurs under a variety of circumstances. For example, a death from a car accident may be classified as a wrongful death or it may simply be classified as a personal injury, depending on the circumstances of the accident. Just as death from an auto accident is not automatically classified as wrongful death, other types of accidents are not always wrongful death cases, either.
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