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What Are Common Wrongful Death Scenarios?

The loss of a loved one after a terrible accident is one of the most difficult things that you can experience. If the cause of their death may have involved the negligent actions of an individual or employer, it only causes more pain for the family. With the help of a reliable and skilled lawyer, you can pursue the individual responsible so you can get justice for your loved one. It cannot bring your loved one back, but obtaining deserved compensation can alleviate the pain you and your family are going through. If you would like legal assistance, schedule a consultation with a seasoned wrongful death lawyer like one from Ward & Ward Law Firm

While it applies to a range of different scenarios, not every kind of fatal accident can be eligible for a wrongful death case. The following are examples of common scenarios that they may handle. 

Vehicle Accident

There are tens of thousands of fatalities from car, truck and motorcycle accidents in the U.S. that occur each year. Vehicle accidents occur for a variety of reasons, such as distracted driving, reckless driving, weather conditions, manufacturer defects, sleepiness and more. 

Slip and Fall

Slip, trip and fall accidents are common among wrongful death cases. After a slip and fall, victims can fall and hit their head on the pavement. A property owner or manager of a building is responsible for ensuring that any visitors in or near their premises are safe. They must constantly inspect their premises for any hazards, such as spilled liquids, slippery surfaces, and exposed wires. 

Construction Accident 

The construction industry is one of the most high-risk industries that anyone can work in. Workers may fall from great heights, get trapped between heavy machinery, or get struck by large, heavy objects. If a worker dies because their employer did not take the proper precautions to make the construction site safe, the victim’s family can pursue them by filing a wrongful death lawsuit.  

Medical Malpractice

A family member can file a wrongful death claim if their loved one died after suffering an injury or complications that they believe was directly caused by the negligence or misconduct of a medical professional. Some common types of medical malpractice claims are misdiagnoses, delayed treatment, birth injuries and brain injuries. 

To learn more about your legal options so you can seek justice for your loved one, schedule a consultation with a trusted wrongful death lawyer today. 

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