In the unfortunate case where a person dies due to the wrongful actions of another, there may be grounds to seek legal redress. Family members of the deceased party or “Dependants” may seek legal redress against the individual whose wrongful actions caused the death of the deceased.
Those seeking to pursue a legal action will need to have been financial dependant on the deceased and have suffered a significant financial loss along with the distress of the sudden passing.
In most cases, dependants are close family members such as:
- Spouse or Former Spouse
- Cohabiting partner