Losing a loved one is never easy, but it can be especially devastating when their death was caused by a wrongful act or negligence. Wrongful death is defined as a death that occurs as a result of a wrongful act or negligence of another person, company, or entity. In these cases, surviving family members may be entitled to compensation for their loss.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, unintentional injuries are the third leading cause of death in the United States, with over 170,000 deaths in 2017. These types of injuries can include car accidents, workplace accidents, medical malpractice, and more.
It's important to understand that not all deaths are considered wrongful deaths. In order for a death to be considered wrongful, it must be proven that the responsible party had a duty to exercise reasonable care, and that they breached that duty, causing the death of another person. This can be a complex legal process, and it's important to have a team of professionals on your side to help navigate the legal system and fight for your rights.
Definition of Wrongful Death
When someone dies due to the negligence or intentional act of another person, it's called wrongful death. This is a legal term that can be used to describe a wide range of situations, including car accidents, medical malpractice, workplace accidents, and more. Wrongful death cases can be complex and emotional, and it's important to have a knowledgeable and compassionate legal team on your side.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, there were over 167,000 unintentional injury deaths in the United States in 2018 alone. Many of these deaths were preventable, and families who have lost loved ones due to someone else's actions may be entitled to compensation for their losses.
Our team of professionals understands the complexities of wrongful death cases and has the experience and resources to provide compassionate and effective legal representation. We believe in fighting for justice for our clients and holding those responsible for their loved one's death accountable. If you have lost a loved one due to someone else's actions, we are here to help.
Causes of Wrongful Death
We understand that losing a loved one is one of the most difficult experiences one can go through. When that loss occurs due to someone else's negligence or misconduct, it can be even more devastating. Wrongful death occurs when a person dies as a result of another party's wrongful act or negligence. Some common causes of wrongful death include car accidents, medical malpractice, workplace accidents, and defective products.
According to the National Safety Council, the odds of dying from a preventable accident in the United States are 1 in 25. This statistic highlights the importance of taking safety precautions and holding the responsible parties accountable for their actions. Wrongful death claims can provide compensation for funeral expenses, lost income, and other damages.
Our team of professionals understands the complexities of wrongful death cases and is committed to providing compassionate and effective legal representation. We work to ensure that our clients receive the justice they deserve and that those responsible are held accountable for their actions. If you have lost a loved one due to someone else's negligence, our experienced wrongful death lawyers are here to help.