In some instances, wrongful death is a result of medical malpractice. In these situations, family members assisted by a Wrongful Death Lawyer may pursue legal action against a doctor who failed to provide adequate care resulting in the patient’s death.
For this type of claim to be successful, you must prove that the doctor violated the standard of care and caused the victim’s death. This can be difficult to establish as doctors are not responsible for failing to save their patients.
Motor Vehicle Accidents
Automobile accidents are also common causes of wrongful death claims. Auto collisions result in many fatalities every year across the United States. The injuries are so frequent they often go unreported. When these accidents involve negligence on behalf of someone else, they may be grounds for a wrongful death claim.
In this case, the victim’s survivors must show that the accused negligence contributed to their loved one’s death. This can be done by proving that the defendant was speeding, failed to stop at a red light/stop sign, ran a red light/stop sign, drove while impaired, etc. Also, his behavior was a direct cause of your loved one’s death.
Intentional killings can also lead to wrongful death claims. For example, if someone purposefully hits another and dies, this would likely qualify as a criminal death case. In these situations, family members must show that the defendant failed to act reasonably or responsibly.
When you are ready to file a Wrongful Death Lawsuit, contact Robert J. DeBry & Associates immediately! With an experienced Wrongful Death Lawyer, you may receive maximum compensation for your loss.