What is a wrongful death claim in South Dakota?

A wrongful death claim exists when a person dies due to the legal fault of another person.  Every state, including South Dakota, has its own wrongful death laws

Wrongful death claims involve all types of fatal accidents from car accidents to medical malpractice or product liability cases. Persons, companies, and governmental agencies can be legally at fault for acting negligently (failing to act as a reasonable person would have acted) or for acting intentionally.