When someone dies due to the negligence or intentional actions of another person or entity, it is considered a wrongful death. These types of cases can arise from a variety of situations, such as car accidents, medical malpractice, workplace accidents, and more. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, there were 167,127 unintentional injury deaths in the United States in 2018 alone.
Wrongful death cases can be complex and emotional, as families are dealing with the loss of a loved one while also seeking justice for their death. Our team of professionals understands the sensitivity of these cases and is dedicated to providing compassionate and effective legal representation. We work tirelessly to hold those responsible accountable and to obtain the compensation that our clients deserve. If you have lost a family member due to someone else's actions, we are here to help you navigate the legal process and seek justice for your loved one.
Definition of Wrongful Death
Wrongful death is a legal term that refers to a death caused by the negligence or intentional wrongdoing of another party. In other words, if someone dies as a result of someone else's actions or inactions, it may be considered wrongful death. This can happen in a variety of situations, such as car accidents, medical malpractice, workplace accidents or even criminal acts.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), there were 167,127 unintentional injury deaths in the United States in 2018, making it the third leading cause of death behind heart disease and cancer. Of those, 39,404 were due to motor vehicle accidents, 36,835 were due to falls, and 17,793 were due to poisoning.
When a loved one dies as a result of someone else's actions, it can be devastating for the family. Not only are they dealing with the emotional trauma of losing a loved one, but they may also be facing financial hardships due to medical bills, funeral expenses, and loss of income. That's where our team of professionals can help. We understand the complexities of wrongful death cases and can fight to get you the compensation you deserve.
Categories of Wrongful Death
When it comes to wrongful death cases, there are several categories that can be considered. Some of the most common categories include medical malpractice, car accidents, workplace accidents, and defective products. Each of these categories has its own unique set of circumstances, but they all fall under the umbrella of wrongful death.
Medical malpractice is one of the leading causes of wrongful death in the United States. According to a study by Johns Hopkins, medical errors are responsible for over 250,000 deaths per year. Car accidents are another common cause of wrongful death, with over 38,000 fatalities in 2019 alone. Workplace accidents and defective products are also responsible for a significant number of wrongful death cases.
It's important to note that not all deaths that occur as a result of these categories are considered wrongful death. In order for a death to be considered wrongful, it must be proven that someone else's negligence or intentional actions caused the death. This is where a wrongful death lawyer can help. Our team of professionals can help you determine if your loved one's death falls under the category of wrongful death and can help you seek justice for their untimely passing.