The death of a loved one can be an extremely painful experience. If your loved one experienced a wrongful death, the pain you feel may be amplified. At its most fundamental level, a “wrongful death” is defined as the death of a person resulting from someone else’s carelessness. Below, we have outlined a few common cases. If you lost a loved one in one of the below situations, you may have a wrongful death case on your hands.
Driving a motor vehicle is among the most dangerous activities that Americans participate in on a regular basis. It is no surprise, then, that car accidents are an exceptionally common form of wrongful death. When such an accident occurs, it is almost always due to the negligence of one or more parties. Deaths have occurred due to drivers texting or driving at reckless speeds.
Vehicular accidents can take many forms. Wrongful death cases involving semi-trucks, pedestrians, and even aviation are, unfortunately, all too common.
Another one of the most common types of wrongful death cases is medical malpractice. Medical professionals such as doctors and surgeons are human and apt to make mistakes. But if an individual is killed due to the negligence of a medical professional, that would be considered wrongful due to medical malpractice. Typical forms of medical malpractice include misdiagnosis, birth injury, and surgical errors. The people with whom we trust our lives should be held accountable if their own negligence results in the death of a loved one.
Any product ought to be safe for use before it is sold. Unfortunately, design or manufacturing defects have led to death. The retailer or marketer of the product may be held accountable as well. These can result from almost any product—be it a vehicle, pharmaceutical, or children’s toy. Some of the most notorious wrongful death cases, for instance, involve the tobacco industry. If you lost a loved one due to a defective or otherwise dangerous product, that could be considered a wrongful death.
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