Common Wrongful Death Suits

Anytime a loved one passes away, surviving family members and close friends are going to feel an emptiness as they mourn and grieve. Even an expecting passing can be difficult. However, when a person’s death comes suddenly and because of another person’s poor judgment, negligence or deliberate actions, you will likely feel even more upset. If you believe you may be entitled to filing a wrongful death lawsuit, you should speak to an attorney about your case. You could receive compensation to cover medical and funeral costs along with helping to ease your pain and suffering.

Car Accidents

While some car collisions could be because of poor road conditions or mechanical failure, many are the fault of other drivers. If someone close to you was killed behind the wheel or as a passenger, you may be able to prove that someone else was liable for this death. This is a common lawsuit that lawyers handle. The guilty individual may have been driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol; the person may have been driving recklessly or may have been exhibiting road rage; or the person could have been distracted by texting while driving.

Medical Malpractice

When you are under the care of a doctor, you put your trust in this professional that you will receive the best treatment possible. While not every intervention can solve your medical challenges in every situation, you certainly should not expect to come out worse than before. If a doctor makes a critical mistake by giving your family member the wrong medication or by botching a surgery, and that person dies, talk to a lawyer about filing a lawsuit. Medical malpractice could be due to a doctor’s error or (less commonly) because of deliberate action or inaction.

Workplace Incidents

An employer is obligated to provide a safe environment for employees to work. When the employee fails to properly train workers or give them the equipment or protection they need, serious accidents can result. Death in the workplace is a common reason to file a wrongful death lawsuit. Other examples could be if the employer fails to test equipment and processes or knowingly places an employee in a dangerous situation.