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Hiring A Car Accident Lawyer Washington DC A personal injury case founded on negligence is based on common law. On the other hand, recovery under the theory of wrongful death action is based on independently created state statutes. A negligence action requires a personal injury but not death. A wrongful death action requires the death of a human being. Furthermore, a negligence action accrues at the time of the accident that gave rise to the personal injuries, whereas a wrongful death action is measured beginning at the time of death. Finally, the compensation award in a negligence action favors the personal injury victim, while compensation awarded in a wrongful death case favors the survivors of the deceased personal injury victim. As a result, a personal injury case based on negligence that resulted in an accident is one in which there was a personal injury but not a death. To get legal support and help contact the best car accident lawyer Washington DC. Wrongful Death Act imposes unique requirements in order for the survivors of a decedent to maintain a successful wrongful death action. Specifically, an appointed personal car accident lawyer Washington DC or legal representative must commence a wrongful death action on behalf of the deceased s estate. Requiring personal representatives to formally commence a wrongful death action is essential in preventing numerous lawsuits arising out of the same accident and against the same wrongdoers. It is important that one hire the best lawyer after doing a proper research and contact immediately if such incident occurs or before the insurance company contacts you.
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