Everyone will pass away eventually, but wrongful death is a legal term that refers to when someone’s actions (or lack of actions) cause a person’s early death. The law acknowledges that the responsible party in this case needs to answer for their actions. Criminal cases will examine if they violated the law and need to face punishment from the court.
Contrarily, a civil lawsuit, in this case referred to as a wrongful death lawsuit, is employed to get monetary compensation for the decedent’s family and, in some circumstances, to hold the responsible party financially liable. To learn more about typical wrongful death lawsuit causes, keep reading. Call The Law Offices of Larry H. Parker at 800-333-0000 if you think you could be eligible for one.
A lot of wrongful death cases involve car accidents
Wrongful death cases involving car accidents is quite widespread. Drunk driving, aggressive driving such as road rage, attempting to pass someone, or drag racing are some behaviors a driver might perform that could result in them being found at-fault in a wrongful death lawsuit. Accidents resulting in wrongful death can also be caused by distracted driving, such as texting or driving while fatigued.
Wrongful death accidents at work
Workplace wrongful death cases are another prevalent kind of wrongful death cases. People go to work with the assumption that they will be compensated for the labor they accomplish and that their working environment will be reasonably safe. This is regrettably not always the case. Accidents involving a slip and fall can happen at work.
We have witnessed a variety of workplace wrongful death incidents, including those brought on by electricity, fire, and injuries from machinery. People have been killed by objects that dropped from great heights, such as a hammer that fell from a construction site’s fifth floor. People have died as a result of chemical accidents, and many more have perished because their job lacked proper safety and security measures.
Getting a free legal consultation is valuable if you have lost a loved one
The bottom line is that you are entitled to a free legal consultation if you lost a loved one as a result of an accident that was someone else’s responsibility. We at The Law Offices of Larry H. Parker are pleased to do so. All you have to do is give us the gist of your story when you phone us at 800-333-0000. We’ll take everything into account and give you our strongest legal recommendation on how to proceed.