The Most Frequent Causes of Wrongful Death
Losing a loved one to the reckless or negligent behavior of another person is devastating emotionally, and often times, financially. To recover damages for lost income, medical bills, and emotional support, surviving family members may be eligible to file a wrongful death lawsuit. The children, spouses, parents, and sometimes grandparents of the deceased may all have the right to claim wrongful death in the loss of their loved one. Wrongful death can result from a variety of incidents, and Rubino Findley, PLLC, is here to fight for justice on your behalf.
Our law firm has represented clients filing for wrongful death due to:
- Auto Accidents: One of the most common wrongful death claims is from car, truck, and motorcycle accidents. Drivers can be held liable for wrongful death when their careless behavior causes an accident, which results in loss of life. This can include situations where the driver is drunk, distracted by a cell phone or other electronic device, or experiencing road rage.
- Medical Malpractice: When a patient dies due to insufficient medical care, the healthcare staff may be sued for medical malpractice, another leading cause of wrongful death. Medical malpractice includes a variety of claims such as misdiagnosis, mis-filled prescriptions, surgical errors, or medical equipment malfunctions.
- Criminal Acts: When someone’s death is the direct result of criminal actions (murder, assault, etc.), the surviving family members may be eligible to file for wrongful death.
- Work-Related Incidents: Another common claim for wrongful death comes from family members of people who have died from a work-related accident. Some examples include when a worker dies from an illness caused by unsafe working conditions or exposure to toxic substances, explosions, and faulty equipment.
We understand that no amount of money can take the place of your loved one, but compensation from a wrongful death suit can, at the very least, provide some stability during this devastating time. If you have recently lost a loved one and believe their death qualifies as wrongful death, contact the personal injury attorneys at Rubino Findley, PLLC for your free consultation today.