Wrongful Death

4 Types of Wrongful Death Cases

Dealing with the death of someone close to you is never easy. However, managing the death of a loved one when their cause of death was unjust or directly caused by a third party’s negligence is even harder. In the case someone close to you died because of someone else’s actions, you may seek a wrongful death suit.

Wrongful death suits are filed when the death of someone was directly caused or influenced by a third party’s actions (or lack of action).

There are several kinds of wrongful death suits. Below, we’ll highlight four common types of wrongful death suits.

Car Accidents

Among wrongful death cases, car accidents are some of the most common. When it comes to death in a car accident, the sad reality is, there is almost always a third party involved who can be found at fault due to reckless driving, negligent operation of a motor vehicle, and more.

If another driver can be found at fault for any part of the car accident, they may be sued for a wrongful death claim. If the fatal accident was caused by road conditions, sometimes the state can be sued.

Workplace Accidents

Every employee has the right to a safe work environment. However, injuries in the workplace are still a common cause of death and an even more common catalyst for a wrongful death suit.

Common fatal workplace accidents include electrocution, falls, being struck by a moving object, and more. In the case of a workplace accident, there can be several at-fault parties: ranging from the company itself to a manufacturer who provided faulty equipment to the company.

Medical Malpractice

Few people expect a loved one to die at the hands of a trusted doctor. However, medical malpractice is a common cause of wrongful death in the United States. When a medical professional fails to meet the standard of care expected, and it results in a fatality, they can be sued for wrongful death.

Defective Products

Though companies are required to rigorously test the products they sell to the public market, defective products still make their way into the marketplace and can cause fatalities. If a defective or unsafe product causes someone’s death, the company can be found at fault in a wrongful death lawsuit.

Conclusion

No one wants a loved one to pass away, especially not in an unjust circumstance. Though dealing with their passing will still be difficult, a wrongful death lawsuit can help those closest to the victim gain a sense of closure and get needed compensation. Contact Grewer Law Group for more information.

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