Wrongful death occurs when there is a fatality due to another person’s negligent actions. When this happens, the surviving family can file a lawsuit to receive compensation for their suffering as a result. Here are some of the most common types of wrongful death cases.
Auto accidents are the leading cause of wrongful death cases in the country. This is because most car accidents occur as a result of some type of negligence such as speeding reckless driving, or breaking any rules of the road. If the driver wasn’t following the rules of the road at the time of the accident, they can be held responsible for any deaths that occurred as a result.
Even though we expect doctors and surgeons to be perfect, they are also human and are bound to make mistakes. However, some of these mistakes can come at the cost of someone’s life. The most common wrongful death cases that stem from medical malpractice are diagnostic errors. This can be either a misdiagnosis or failure to diagnose a condition altogether.
Accidents in the workplace can occur with any type of career, but are most common in jobs that involve manual labor or construction jobs. These jobs come with a risk of injury every time someone comes to work, but it becomes wrongful death if the injury occurred because of the company’s negligence (i.e no required supervision or faulty equipment).
Auto accidents are bad enough as is, but accidents that involve semi-trucks can be even more dangerous. They don’t fall into the same category as typical auto accidents because the vehicles are so much larger, increasing the risk for fatalities. In addition, fault can vary in these accidents because the company may be responsible versus the driver in some situations. Wrongful death cases typically stem from truck accidents as a result of an oversized load, aggressive driving, or a fatigued driver losing control of their truck.
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