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Examples of Wrongful Death

As you may already know, someone’s death is only considered wrongful in the eyes of the law if another person or entity’s negligence led to the fatality.

There are several ways this can occur, such as:

Motor Vehicle Accidents

It’s well known that car accidents often cause fatal injuries. When another’s negligence causes an accident and someone dies as a result, their relatives may be able to file suit for wrongful death.

Pedestrian and Bicycle Accidents

When vehicles strike pedestrians and bicyclists, death is unfortunately very likely. Pedestrians and bicyclists have no protection against vehicles that are constructed of metal and other rigid materials and weigh thousands of pounds. When these types of accidents occur, wrongful death claims are commonly possible.

Premise Liability Accidents

If a business, government agency, or some other entity provides an unsafe premise and invites people onto the property, a wrongful death lawsuit is possible if a guest should lose their life.

Medical Malpractice

It may not seem like it, but medical professionals are human just like the rest of us, which makes them capable of making mistakes. When a medical professional’s mistake causes someone’s death, a wrongful death suit may be possible.

Workplace Accidents and Illnesses

Some jobs are very dangerous in nature, such as construction and electrical work. When workplace negligence occurs and a worker loses their life as a result, their family may be able to file a wrongful death lawsuit.

Accidental Poisoning and Overdoses

Depending on the circumstances, a wrongful death case may be viable if someone dies as a result of some type of negligence. This typically occurs when someone is administered an incorrect medication or failing to provide the proper dosage.

Drowning or Boating Accidents

Drowning accidents are possible in backyards and city pools. It can happen at a family member’s or friend’s house. If a pool is inadequately secured, the owner may be responsible if someone loses their life by drowning.

Similarly, if a boat owner causes an accident or doesn’t provide the proper safety devices and a fatality occurs as a result, he or she may face a wrongful death lawsuit.

If your loved one lost their life due to the negligence of another, you may be owed compensation and our team may be able to help you recover it. Don’t delay—contact our office right away with any questions you may have.

Call The Abrego Law Firm, LLC today at (404) 334-3324 to speak with our accomplished attorney about your case.