Wrongful Death Suits Often the Only Justice for the Families of Victims

Wrongful death suits were developed as a way for the families of the victims of negligence to seek justice through a civil claim when the criminal system failed to punish those responsible for a wrongful death. Since the successful criminal prosecution of a wrongful death caused by negligence (murder, manslaughter or criminally negligent homicide) requires a very high burden of proof, many juries are unwilling to punish offenders in incidents that may be partially accidental. By pursuing a wrongful death suit in the civil courts, the burden of proof for death from negligence is reduced to the much lower standard of a “preponderance of evidence”, and the victims families are more likely to see successful outcomes from juries willing to punish negligence with by imposing damages.

With over 30 years of experience in dealing with wrongful death suits, Binder & Associates is the number one choice in Pasadena for seeking justice and financial stability after the wrongful death of a loved one.