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Most Common Causes of Wrongful Death

Jan 10, 2023 | Wrongful Death

There are multiple causes of wrongful death, but we will discuss the most common causes. If someone’s carelessness or wrongdoing was a cause of a loved death it is a wrongful death.  Even while not every death is avoidable, you have the right to seek compensation if your loved one passed away as a result of someone else’s carelessness.

Those who are eligible for compensation in a wrongful; death claim are those of the victims loved ones. For example, this could be the brother(s), sister(s), parent(s), guardian(s), etc.

What Causes Wrongful Deaths the Most Frequently?

The following are the most common causes for wrongful death in the US:

Vehicle accidents. Car accidents involving intoxicated, inattentive, or aggressive drivers as well as pedestrian accidents are the most common causes in wrongful death lawsuits.

Trucking accidents. If a truck driver is an independent contractor, his insurance policy may cover wrongful death settlements for truck accident deaths.

Bicycle collisions. Bikers are more likely to be involved in collisions with heavier vehicles that cause bodily harm or wrongful death due to their comparatively small size and poor visibility.

Medical negligence. In the event of a wrongful death, medical personnel may be held accountable for medical malpractice if they fail to provide “reasonable duty of care” to their patients.

Malpractice. Misdiagnosis or a delayed diagnosis, surgical errors, emergency department errors, and prescription drug errors are among frequent types of malpractice that can result in a wrongful death. So, the hospital can potentially be responsible.

Product liability. When a death occurs as a result of a defective product, a flawed manufacturing procedure, or a failure to issue a death warning, a wrongful death lawsuit may be the result.

Work accidents.  Workplace negligence was a cause of someone’s death. They were exposed to an unsafe working environment, died in an explosion, fire, machine-related accident, or as a result of inadequate training or defective equipment.

Criminal offenses. A wrongful death claim could be taken into account when a criminal conduct results in a person’s death.

Drowning, accidents involving boats, premises liability claims including slip and fall, and aviation accidents are some more causes of wrongful death.

If someone could save your family member by using reasonable care, we can evaluate your case. The costs of dependent living relatives’ demands as well as pain and suffering, missed wages, medical expenses, and lost earning ability will all be damages.

Possible Damages

When you file a wrongful death lawsuit, you are seeking damages, or monetary compensation. Attorney’s aid may determine your ability to recover costs. Settlements for fatalities frequently take into account the following:

  • Funeral costs
  • Medical costs for the deceased’s ailments or injuries
  • Loss of friendship
  • The absence of financial support, especially inheritance
  • Prior to passing away, the departed underwent pain and suffering

Keep any medical bills, documentation of funeral costs, and evidence of lost household income for the benefit of your attorney. A Los Angeles wrongful death attorney may be able to assist you gather these records, which will enable you to calculate the amount of damages the defendant owes you. In each situation, you will claim for a different amount of damages.

Contact Experienced Attorney Today

The next step after deciding to pursue a wrongful death case is to hire legal representation. Consider speaking with the legal staff at the KAASS LAW. We can guarantee that you will receive unmatched professional help.

We provide a free consultation because we understand that beginning a wrongful death claim. Such cases are simply one of our many practices.  Call 310-933-5171 and visit our website for other practices.