What is the difference between wrongful death and negligent homicide?
Wrongful death is a civil cause of action. Negligent homicide is a crime. Because negligent homicide is a crime, it must be proven by a prosecutor beyond a reasonable doubt, and it can result in jail time if the prosecutor prevails. Wrongful death, As a civil tort, must only be proven by a preponderance of the evidence or 51%, and it can only result in an award of money damages.
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