Essentially, wrongful death is a claim made against a person or organization where the death of the victim is largely caused due to malpractice, wrongdoing, carelessness, or negligence. When wrongful death can be proven, beneficiaries of the victim may be entitled to legal and monetary compensation from the accused person or organization.
Often times, wrongful death investigations might not begin as such. For instance, a private investigator when conducting a homicide, personal injury, accident, crime scene or product liability case might lead to the discovery of a case of wrongful death.
A thorough investigation into a wrongful death case might involve use of crime scene and forensics reports, accident reconstruction, and witness testimony to get to the bottom of the cause of death. Private investigators gather expert, physical, and medical evidence, review police reports, conduct DNA tests, and perform surveillance on concerned parties to uncover the truth.