A wrongful death lawsuit results when a party can be found liable for a person’s death, either through negligence or intentional actions. This could include a car accident where the driver was acting negligently, a medical malpractice case where the patient died, or even death from an attack or assault (i.e. murder.) Wrongful death lawsuits can be filed by the deceased party’s estate, family members, spouses, parents, and potentially even romantic partners. Defendants in a wrongful death lawsuit may be liable for costs including medical expenses before death, funeral costs, pain and suffering, loss of income, and a variety of other costs.