Losing a loved one is already difficult enough, but when their death was caused by someone else's negligence or intentional actions, the pain can be even more devastating. This is where wrongful death claims come into play. Wrongful death is defined as a death caused by the wrongful act, neglect or default of another person.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), there were 167,127 unintentional injury deaths in the United States in 2018, and many of these deaths were due to someone else's negligence. Wrongful death claims can be filed for a variety of reasons, such as medical malpractice, car accidents, workplace accidents, and more.
When it comes to proving wrongful death, it can be a complex process that requires legal expertise. Our team of professionals has extensive experience in handling wrongful death cases and can help you navigate the legal system to get the compensation you and your family deserve. We understand that no amount of money can bring back your loved one, but we believe that justice should be served in cases of wrongful death.
Definition of Wrongful Death
Wrongful death occurs when someone dies due to the negligence or intentional harm of another party. It can happen in a variety of situations, such as car accidents, medical malpractice, workplace accidents, or even criminal acts. In the United States, there are approximately 90,000 wrongful deaths each year, with over 30,000 of those deaths resulting from motor vehicle accidents.
The emotional toll of losing a loved one in such circumstances can be devastating, and it can be difficult to know where to turn for help. That's where our team of professionals comes in. We are here to guide you through the legal process and fight for the justice and compensation that you and your family deserve.
According to John F. Kennedy, "The rights of every man are diminished when the rights of one man are threatened." We believe that statement applies to wrongful death cases, and we are committed to upholding the rights of those who have been wronged. Let us work with you to seek justice and closure in the wake of this tragic loss.
Elements of Wrongful Death
Losing a loved one due to someone else's negligence or intentional actions is a devastating experience. In the legal world, this is known as wrongful death. To prove wrongful death, several elements must be present. Firstly, the death must have been caused by the defendant's actions or failure to act. Secondly, the defendant must have acted negligently or intentionally. Thirdly, the surviving family members must have suffered damages as a result of the death.
According to the National Safety Council, accidental deaths are the third leading cause of death in the United States, with over 169,000 deaths in 2017 alone. In cases of wrongful death, family members may be entitled to compensation for medical expenses, funeral costs, lost income, and emotional distress.
Wrongful death cases can be complex and emotionally taxing. Our team of professionals is here to guide you through the process and fight for justice on behalf of your loved one. We understand the pain and suffering that comes with losing a family member and are dedicated to helping you obtain the compensation you deserve.