What are the Most Common Causes of Wrongful Death?

When a person dies due to the reckless, careless, or selfish actions of a third party, his/her passing is known as wrongful death. In a wrongful death case, the family of the deceased including spouses, children, and in some cases parents, are eligible to sue for compensation to cover medical expenses, funeral costs, and loss of emotional and financial support. If you have recently lost a loved one due to any of these common causes of wrongful death, it is critical to hire a qualified personal injury attorney.

  1. Car Accidents: Every day there are hundreds of car accidents that result from people driving under the influence of drugs and/or alcohol, driving aggressively, or driving while distracted by a cell phone or other electronic device. Car, truck, and motorcycle accidents are all common causes for a wrongful death lawsuit.
  2. Product Liability: When products are manufactured improperly or they contain a design flaw, serious injury, and worst cases, death can occur. If your family member died as a result of using a defective product, such as a car missing vital parts or a medication tainted with poison, you are eligible to file for wrongful death under product liability theory.
  3. Medical Malpractice: Medical malpractice cases are also the basis for wrongful death suits, and occur when a medical professional, such as a doctor or nurse, fails to provide the level of care required by a patient and death ensues. Surgical and prescription errors, as well as misdiagnosis are all common types of medical malpractice.

Would you like to know if your loved one’s death qualifies for a wrongful death lawsuit? Get in touch with our experienced and compassionate team of personal injury attorneys at Clarke Griffin, LLC to request your free consultation. We are here to seek justice for you and your family.

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