wrongful death

wrongful death2016-12-27T14:12:13+00:00

wrongful death


Definition Death caused by negligence or other wrongful act, which may be proven in civil court under the tenets of English common law*.

*The concept of a wrongful death originated with the Fatal Accidents Act 1846 (Lord Campbell’s Act). 

Reference http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wrongful_death_claim

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