Losing a loved one is never easy, but it can be even more challenging when their death was caused by someone else's negligence. This is where wrongful death lawyers come in. Our team of professionals is dedicated to helping families seek justice and compensation for the loss of their loved ones.
According to the National Safety Council, unintentional injuries are the third leading cause of death in the United States. Many of these deaths are the result of preventable accidents, such as car crashes, medical malpractice, and workplace accidents. When someone's negligence leads to the death of another person, the surviving family members may be entitled to financial compensation for their loss.
At our firm, we understand that no amount of money can bring back a loved one. However, we believe that it is important to hold those responsible for the death accountable for their actions. We work tirelessly to ensure that our clients receive the compensation they deserve, which can help cover funeral expenses, medical bills, and other costs associated with the death.
What is Wrongful Death?
Wrongful death is a legal term used to describe a situation where someone has died due to the negligence or intentional act of another person or entity. In the United States, it is estimated that there are approximately 98,000 wrongful deaths each year. These deaths can occur in a variety of ways, including car accidents, medical malpractice, workplace accidents, and criminal acts.
When someone dies due to the actions of another person or entity, the family of the deceased may be entitled to compensation. This compensation can cover a variety of expenses, including medical bills, funeral costs, lost wages, and pain and suffering. Additionally, in some cases, punitive damages may be awarded to punish the party responsible for the wrongful death.
If you have lost a loved one due to the negligence or intentional act of another person or entity, it is important to seek legal representation. Our team of professionals has extensive experience in handling wrongful death cases and can help you navigate the legal process while providing compassionate support during this difficult time.
Types of Wrongful Death Cases
As wrongful death lawyers, we handle a variety of cases where someone has died due to the negligence or intentional actions of another person, company, or entity. Some common types of wrongful death cases include medical malpractice, product liability, truck or car accidents, and workplace accidents. These cases can be complex and require a thorough investigation to determine liability and damages.
According to the National Safety Council, accidental deaths are on the rise, with over 169,000 deaths in 2017 alone. Many of these deaths could have been prevented if proper care had been taken, making it crucial to hold those responsible accountable for their actions. Our team of professionals understands the emotional and financial toll that wrongful death cases can have on families, and we work tirelessly to obtain justice and compensation for our clients.
One example of a wrongful death case is a recent incident where a pedestrian was struck and killed by a negligent driver. Our team was able to gather evidence and prove that the driver was distracted by their phone at the time of the accident, resulting in a settlement for the victim's family. These cases serve as a reminder of the importance of holding those responsible for wrongful deaths accountable and seeking justice for the victims and their families.