Losing a loved one is never easy, but it can be especially devastating when their death was caused by someone else's negligence or wrongdoing. This is known as wrongful death. According to the National Safety Council, in the United States, approximately 169,936 deaths were caused by unintentional injury in 2017. Of these deaths, some were preventable and may have been caused by someone's negligence.
A wrongful death claim can arise from a variety of situations such as car accidents, medical malpractice, workplace accidents, and defective products. In order to bring a successful wrongful death claim, it must be proven that the defendant's actions or inaction directly caused the death of the victim.
Wrongful death cases can be emotionally charged and complex, which is why it's important to have an experienced team of professionals on your side. Our team of wrongful death lawyers understands the sensitivity and importance of these cases and will work tirelessly to ensure that justice is served for you and your loved ones. We are here to support you through this difficult time and fight for the compensation and closure you deserve.
Definition of Wrongful Death
Losing a loved one is a difficult and emotional experience, but it can be even more devastating when that loss was caused by the negligence or wrongdoing of someone else. Wrongful death refers to a situation where a person dies due to the actions or inactions of another individual or entity.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), unintentional injury is the 3rd leading cause of death in the United States, with over 170,000 deaths annually. Many of these deaths could have been prevented if proper care and attention had been taken.
Wrongful death cases can arise from a variety of situations, including car accidents, medical malpractice, product defects, and workplace accidents. These cases can be complex and require the expertise of a wrongful death lawyer who can help families navigate the legal process and seek justice for their loved one.
At our firm, we understand the emotional toll that a wrongful death can take on a family. Our team of professionals is dedicated to helping our clients get the compensation they deserve and holding those responsible accountable for their actions.
Elements of Wrongful Death
When a loved one dies due to the negligence or intentional actions of someone else, it can be devastating. Wrongful death is a legal term used to describe a situation where a person's death was caused by the wrongful act or omission of another party. Elements of wrongful death can include negligence, recklessness, or intentional conduct.
Negligence is the failure to exercise reasonable care, resulting in harm to another person. For example, a driver who is texting and causes a fatal car accident could be found negligent. Recklessness involves a conscious disregard for the safety of others. For instance, a company that continues to use a defective product despite knowing the risks could be found reckless. Intentional conduct involves a deliberate act that causes harm. For instance, a person who murders someone could be held responsible for wrongful death.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, unintentional injury is the leading cause of death for people aged 1-44 in the United States. Wrongful death cases can arise from a variety of situations, including car accidents, medical malpractice, defective products, and workplace accidents. Our team of professionals understands the complexities of wrongful death cases and can help you navigate the legal process. We are here to fight for justice for you and your loved ones.