Wrongful death is a legal term that describes a situation where someone dies as a result of another person's negligence or intentional actions. This can happen in a variety of settings, including car accidents, medical malpractice, workplace accidents, and criminal activity. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, there were over 170,000 deaths from unintentional injuries in the United States in 2017 alone.
When a wrongful death occurs, the family members of the deceased may be entitled to compensation for the emotional and financial impact of their loss. It can be difficult to navigate this process on your own, which is why it's important to seek the help of a wrongful death lawyer. Our team of professionals is here to guide you through every step of the legal process, from filing a claim to negotiating a settlement or going to trial.
At our firm, we believe that every client deserves personalized attention and compassionate representation. We understand that losing a loved one is one of the most difficult experiences anyone can go through, and we are here to support you every step of the way. If you have lost a loved one due to someone else's negligence or intentional actions, please don't hesitate to contact us for a free consultation.
Definition and Overview
Wrongful death is a legal term that refers to a death caused by the negligence or misconduct of another person, company, or entity. In such cases, the family members of the deceased may be entitled to compensation for their losses. Wrongful death cases can arise from a wide range of situations, including car accidents, workplace accidents, medical malpractice, and more.
According to the National Safety Council, accidental deaths are the third leading cause of death in the United States, with more than 169,000 deaths occurring each year. Many of these deaths could have been prevented if proper safety measures had been in place or if individuals had acted responsibly.
In the aftermath of a wrongful death, families are often left dealing with grief, emotional trauma, and financial hardship. That's where our team of professionals comes in. We understand the complexities of wrongful death cases and are committed to helping our clients navigate the legal system and obtain the justice and compensation they deserve.
What is a Wrongful Death Claim?
Losing a loved one is never easy, but it's even more difficult when their death was caused by someone else's negligence or wrongdoing. This is where a wrongful death claim comes in. It is a legal action taken by the surviving family members of the deceased against the party responsible for their loved one's death.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), there were 167,127 unintentional injury deaths in the United States in 2018 alone. Many of these deaths could have been prevented if proper care had been taken by those responsible.
A wrongful death claim can be filed for a variety of reasons, including medical malpractice, car accidents, workplace accidents, and more. It's important to remember that the burden of proof lies with the plaintiff in these cases, meaning they must prove that the defendant's negligence or wrongdoing directly caused their loved one's death.
At our firm, we understand the emotional toll that a wrongful death can have on a family. Our team of professionals is dedicated to helping our clients navigate the legal process and seek the justice and compensation they deserve. We believe that holding those responsible accountable for their actions is not only important for our clients, but for society as a whole.