A wrongful death attorney is a legal professional who helps the family and relatives of a deceased individual. When a person dies and there is someone who is liable for his or her death, the family of the dead person can seek justice and compensation for it. A civil action is a step that lawyers take when a case like this occurs. Usually, this legal recourse is taken up when, instead of an individual, it is a company or an enterprise that is liable for the demise of the individual. When an entity is to blame or is partly to blame for the death of an individual or individuals, the close family members can claim a case through a wrongful death attorney.