Wrongful Death Definition and Legal Meaning

On this page, you'll find the legal definition and meaning of Wrongful Death, written in plain English, along with examples of how it is used.

What is Wrongful Death?

(n) When somebody dies in consequences of a wrongful act a person, either by negligence or by a deliberate act, such death is called wrongful death. The intention of the wrongdoer is not relevant to make a death a wrongful death. So any unnatural death occurred as a consequence of somebody’s act is called as wrongful death