Wrongful Death is a legal term used to describe a situation where a person dies due to the negligence or misconduct of another person. This can be the result of a car accident, medical malpractice, workplace accidents, or other types of accidents. In 2019, there were over 169,000 deaths due to unintentional injuries in the United States, making it the third leading cause of death.
Wrongful death can be a challenging and emotional experience for families. Our team of professionals understands the pain and suffering that comes with losing a loved one. We are here to help families seek justice and compensation for their loss. According to the National Safety Council, the average cost of a death due to unintentional injury is over $1.1 million. This includes medical expenses, lost wages, and other related costs.
At our firm, we believe that every family deserves justice and compensation for their loss. We work tirelessly to ensure that families receive the maximum compensation possible. Our team has the experience and knowledge to guide families through the legal process and provide them with the support they need during this difficult time. We are here to fight for your rights and ensure that justice is served.
Definition of Wrongful Death
When someone dies due to the negligence or misconduct of another person or entity, it is known as wrongful death. This can happen in a variety of situations, including car accidents, medical malpractice, and workplace accidents. Wrongful death cases are typically brought to court by the family members of the deceased, seeking compensation for their loss.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), there were over 170,000 unintentional injury deaths in the United States in 2017. Of those deaths, over 40,000 were due to motor vehicle accidents. This highlights the importance of holding those responsible for wrongful death accountable for their actions.
When it comes to wrongful death cases, it is important to work with experienced professionals who can guide you through the legal process. Our team of wrongful death lawyers has the expertise and compassion needed to help families navigate this difficult time and seek justice for their loved ones.
Elements of a Wrongful Death Claim
When a loved one dies due to the negligence or intentional actions of another person or entity, it can be devastating. In these cases, a wrongful death claim may be pursued to seek justice and compensation for the loss.
There are several elements that must be proven in a wrongful death claim, including that the defendant had a duty of care to the deceased, that this duty was breached, that the breach caused the death, and that damages resulted from the death.
Proving these elements can be complex, which is why it's important to seek the help of a qualified wrongful death lawyer. Our team of professionals can help guide you through the legal process and fight for the compensation you deserve.
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, there were over 36,000 deaths due to motor vehicle accidents in the United States in 2019, many of which were caused by negligent drivers. These tragedies highlight the importance of holding responsible parties accountable through wrongful death claims.
If you have lost a loved one due to someone else's actions, don't hesitate to reach out to us. We are here to help you navigate this difficult time and fight for justice on your behalf.