There are a ton of different ways wrongful death can happen and as a result, there are a ton of different wrongful death cases that happen every year. There are, however, five specific wrongful death cases that seem to happen time after time. Wrongful death lawyers are are experts when it comes to proving if wrongful death has occurred, and are always a good idea to invest in when a loved one has been involved in a wrongful death accident. These accidents include car accidents, medical malpractice, accidents at work, defective products, and pedestrian accidents.
Car accidents are by far the most common type of wrongful death cases we see, and it makes sense. In 2016, there were about 222 million drivers in the United States. With a large number of drivers in the country, car accidents are inevitable. Though not all, most car accidents are caused by negligence or reckless driving which can result in a wrongful death case. There are often times a lot of questions people have when it comes to wrongful death cases. Check out this blog that answers some of the most commonly asked wrongful death questions. A wrongful death lawyer works to help you if a loved one was involved in a wrongful death car accident.
The next most common type of wrongful death is medical malpractice cases. Though doctors and other medical professionals are highly skilled, they are still humans and make mistakes. When these mistakes result in the death of their patients, they may be liable in a wrongful death case. Again, a wrongful death lawyer can help you prepare for court in these cases to get justice for your loved one.
Accidents at Work
Accidents at work happen more often than you may think. Employers are responsible for keeping their employees safe and not asking too much them. When an accident does result in death at work, employers can be held liable for overworking or not creating a safe work environment for their employees. Though employers are protected to a certain extent, they do have certain rules they have to follow and if they are broken and a death occurs.
Defective products can actually end up turning into a wrongful death case if the defective product kills someone. Companies have the responsibility of testing their products to make sure they don’t harm people, so when they do hurt people, the company is liable. Wrongful death lawyers are very important to help you win this case because these companies often times have good lawyers that are going to fight you on this.
The last type of wrongful death cases is pedestrian accidents. These accidents are similar to car accidents, except these victims have practically no protection since they aren’t in a car. Wrongful death lawyers can pretty easily prove these types of cases are in fact wrongful death. Like all other wrongful death cases, negligence or recklessness needs to be proven.
If you’re in need of legal representation after the passing of a loved one, contact a wrongful death lawyer from Robert J. DeBry and Associates as soon as possible.