Losing a loved one is always difficult, but when it's due to someone else's negligence or wrongdoing, it can be even more devastating. This is where a wrongful death lawyer comes in. We specialize in helping families get the justice and compensation they deserve in cases where a person's death was caused by the actions of another party. According to the National Safety Council, in the United States, there are approximately 169,936 deaths due to unintentional injuries each year. This means that many families are impacted by wrongful deaths, and our team is here to help. Whether it's a car accident, medical malpractice, or any other type of incident, we have the expertise to navigate the legal system and fight for our clients' rights.
Definition of Wrongful Death
Wrongful death is the legal term used to refer to a death that occurred as a result of someone else's wrongful or negligent actions. It can occur in a wide range of situations, including car accidents, medical malpractice, and workplace accidents, among others.
According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), unintentional injuries are the third leading cause of death in the United States, with more than 169,000 deaths occurring in 2017 alone. Of these deaths, a significant number are due to wrongful death.
In cases of wrongful death, the family of the deceased may be entitled to compensation for their loss. However, navigating the legal process can be complex and overwhelming, especially during such a difficult time. That's where our team of professionals comes in. We are here to help guide you through the process and fight for the justice and compensation you deserve.
Types of Wrongful Death
When it comes to wrongful death cases, there are several types of incidents that can lead to a claim. Some common examples include medical malpractice, car accidents, workplace accidents, and product liability. In fact, according to the National Safety Council, accidental injury is the third leading cause of death in the United States, with over 169,000 deaths reported in 2017.
It's important to note that not all deaths that occur as a result of an accident or mistake are considered wrongful deaths. To be classified as such, the incident must have been caused by someone else's negligence or intentional act. This means that the responsible party could have taken steps to prevent the death, but failed to do so.
Wrongful death cases can be complex and emotional, as they involve not only legal proceedings, but also the loss of a loved one. Our team of professionals understands the sensitivity and gravity of these cases, and we are ready to help you navigate the legal process and seek justice for your loved one.