Wrongful death is a legal term that refers to a death caused by the negligence or misconduct of another person or entity. This can include car accidents, medical malpractice, workplace accidents, and more. In the United States, wrongful death claims can be filed by the surviving family members of the deceased.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), there were over 170,000 unintentional injury deaths in the United States in 2017 alone. Many of these deaths could have been prevented if proper care and attention had been given.
Our team of professionals understands the devastating impact that a wrongful death can have on a family. We are committed to helping our clients navigate the legal process and seek justice for their loved ones. We believe that everyone deserves to be held accountable for their actions, especially when those actions lead to the loss of a life.
Definition and Overview of Wrongful Death Law
At its core, wrongful death law deals with cases where someone's death was caused by the negligence or intentional actions of someone else. These cases can be emotionally and legally complex, requiring a skilled and compassionate legal team to navigate the process.
In the United States, there are approximately 169,936 unintentional injury deaths and 39,740 deaths from motor vehicle crashes each year. Some of these deaths may be considered wrongful deaths, and families may be entitled to compensation for their losses.
Wrongful death law is designed to provide financial support for the family left behind, including compensation for medical and funeral expenses, lost income, and pain and suffering. However, the legal process can be overwhelming and confusing for those without experience in the field.
That's where our team of professionals comes in. We understand the complexities of wrongful death law and are committed to fighting for our clients' rights. With our help, families can focus on healing and moving forward while we handle the legal aspects of their case.
Who is Responsible for Wrongful Death?
When a loved one dies due to someone else's negligence, the question of who is responsible can be complicated. In cases of wrongful death, the responsible party can range from an individual to a corporation. For example, a driver who causes a fatal accident due to texting while driving could be held responsible for wrongful death. Similarly, a company that fails to properly maintain its equipment leading to a fatal accident could also be held accountable.
According to the National Safety Council, accidental injury is the third leading cause of death in the United States, with more than 170,000 deaths annually. Of these deaths, many are caused by preventable accidents that could have been avoided if proper precautions had been taken.
At our firm, we understand the pain and suffering that comes with losing a loved one due to someone else's negligence. Our team of professionals is committed to helping families seek justice and hold those responsible for wrongful death accountable for their actions. We believe that everyone deserves justice and are here to help families through the difficult process of seeking compensation for their loss.