Often, the death of the victim before a lawsuit is brought will have no effect on whether or not a suit can be brought, or how successful it will be.
The impact that the victim has on the world doesn’t end with his death. Most people have families, and those families may have depended on the victim for their living expenses. If that is true, they have the right to sue in order that they may maintain their reasonable standard of living. Or, the victim may have left a will appointing another party as her heir. In that circumstance, the heir has every right to sue on behalf of the deceased.
These rules continue whether or not the deceased’s death was related to the accident involved in the lawsuit.
As you can see, sometimes the details can be confusing. That’s why we’re here. Let the experts at Antin Ehrlich and Epstein help you decide if it is sufficient to merit a lawsuit.