If you have suffered the loss of a loved one in a fatal accident or as a result of injuries sustained through another’s negligence or recklessness, finding wrongful death lawyer may be the last thing on your mind. After all, you must endure the grief of your loss as well as the stress and worry over the financial changes your life has suddenly undergone. However, it is important that you think about your future.
I understand that the grief you are suffering can make it difficult to take action. I treat my clients with dignity and respect while aggressively pursuing the compensation you need from those whose negligence or wrongful act contributed to the death of your loved one.
What is a wrongful death injury case?
Wrongful death actions are civil actions, like lawsuits for personal injuries. *Note that a wrongful death suit does not prosecute someone for criminal penalties.
Wrongful death actions are generally based on the following:
In wrongful death cases, that negligence is alleged to be the cause of another person’s demise. For example, a company that manufactured a defective product that caused your loved one’s death may be held responsible.
Wrongful death is a type of personal injury which may be caused by many unfortunate accidents, including:
- Medical Malpractice
When doctors and hospitals commit negligent errors, such as surgical mistakes or incorrect diagnoses, they often result in the harm of a patient. In these situations, the responsible party may be held liable for damages. If a patient dies from a careless medical error, relatives of the deceased may bring a wrongful death suit against the doctors and hospitals involved.
- Dangerous Drugs
If a pharmaceutical company fails to alert the FDA and/or consumers of dangerous defects in their drugs, the company is liable for the consequences. If an individual dies as a result of taking a defective drug, a wrongful death suit may be filed and the company held accountable.
- Motor Vehicle Accidents
You’re loved one was the victim of an accident caused by an intoxicated driver, an over-worked truck driver, or a reckless motorcyclist.
- Workers Compensation
- Defective Products
- Nursing Home Abuse