Losing a loved one is always a difficult experience for anyone to go through. However, when the death of a loved one is caused by someone else's negligence or intentional harm, it can be even more devastating. This type of situation is known as wrongful death.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), there were over 167,000 deaths caused by unintentional injuries in 2018 alone. These can include car accidents, workplace accidents, medical malpractice, and more. Some of these deaths could have been prevented if proper precautions had been taken.
Wrongful death cases are complex and emotional. Our team of professionals is here to support you through this difficult time. We understand the importance of seeking justice for your loved one and will work tirelessly to ensure that you receive the compensation you deserve.
Definition of Wrongful Death
We understand that losing a loved one is a difficult and emotional experience, especially when it happens suddenly and unexpectedly. Wrongful death is a legal term used to describe a situation where someone is killed due to the negligence or misconduct of another person or entity. This can include car accidents, medical malpractice, defective products, and workplace accidents.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, there were 167,127 unintentional injury deaths in the United States in 2018. Of those deaths, 39,404 were related to motor vehicle crashes, 36,096 were related to falls, and 20,360 were related to poisoning. These statistics highlight the importance of understanding your legal rights and options if you have lost a loved one due to the negligence of another person or entity.
At our firm, we understand the devastating impact that wrongful death can have on families and loved ones. Our team of professionals is dedicated to providing compassionate and effective legal representation to help families obtain the justice and compensation they deserve. We believe that holding those responsible accountable for their actions is not only important for our clients, but also for the safety of our communities.
Types of Wrongful Death
Wrongful death is a legal term used to describe a death that occurs due to the fault of another person or entity. There are several types of wrongful deaths, including medical malpractice, workplace accidents, product liability, and car accidents. In the United States, approximately 225,000 people die each year due to medical malpractice, making it the third leading cause of death in the country.
When it comes to workplace accidents, the construction industry has the highest rate of fatal injuries, with an average of 1,000 deaths per year. Product liability cases involve deaths caused by defective products, such as faulty car parts or dangerous drugs. Car accidents are the most common type of wrongful death, with over 38,000 deaths occurring on US roads in 2019 alone.
Wrongful death cases can be emotionally and financially devastating for the families involved. Our team of professionals is dedicated to helping those affected by wrongful deaths seek justice and compensation. We believe that every individual deserves to have their voice heard and their rights protected.