What do you need to file a wrongful death lawsuit? Certain elements must be present to file a case.

According to FindLaw, you need to establish that a person’s death was caused by another’s negligence, or that another person intended to cause harm to that person.

You also must show that the deceased’s family is hurting financially by the loss.

Wrongful death can the result of numerous situations, including criminal behavior, a car accident and medical malpractice.