Wrongful Death 101: Most Frequent Causes of Wrongful Death
We understand the pain and anguish that accompanies the death of a loved one. That loss is made all the more painful when another person is at fault. If you have lost a family member as a result of another’s actions, you may be able to file a wrongful death suit. In personal injury law, wrongful death is when a person dies due to the negligent or dangerous behavior of another. The spouse or relatives of that person are entitled to compensation for their loss. If you want to reach a just settlement for your loss, you’ll need the help of an experienced California personal injury attorney.
Wrongful death claims can cover a wide variety of situations. If you have lost a family member to one of the following reasons, call today.
- Workplace Accidents– If someone dies as a result of an injury suffered at work, you may be entitled to receive compensation from the company. Wrongful death examples in the workplace include negligence, handling unsafe materials, broken equipment, and fire.
- Auto Accident– When a person is killed as a result of impaired or distracted driving, the driver is responsible for compensating the deceased’s loved ones. Motor vehicles are the cause of the most of the wrongful death lawsuits in America.
- Medical Malpractice– If a doctor or other healthcare professional causes the death of a patient, you may have a medical malpractice suit. If your family member died as a result of a misdiagnosis, prescription error, surgery, or equipment failure this may qualify as malpractice.
- Criminal Actions– If your loved one was killed as the result of criminal actions, including robbery or assault, you have the right to seek compensation from the person responsible.
We know there’s nothing more difficult than dealing with the loss of a family member. Don’t make it harder than it is. Contact the law offices of Brian Brandt today to get the support you need in this time.