Did you lose someone you love, but you believe that his/her death was the result of another person's negligence? If so, you may be eligible to file a wrongful death lawsuit.
This is a specific type of lawsuit that can be difficult to argue, but not impossible. When you file a wrongful death suit, you are stating that the victim, your loved one, died as a result of negligence caused by someone else. As a result, the victim's passing has caused some sort of monetary burden on the remaining family members. The laws regarding wrongful death have changed dramatically since "common law" reigned. At that time, there was no concept of wrongful death lawsuits, since the remaining family members could not actually be compensated for their loss with money.
However, modern times have proven to change these laws significantly. If you can prove to the court that you have suffered in some way that can be compensated by a money award, a judge or jury can grant this award.