3 Common Types of Wrongful Death Cases
Wrongful death is a common terminology that you may hear quite often. It means that the one who has passed on has had an untimely death, and the remaining surviving family members have difficulty understanding or dealing with the death. However, this untimely death resulted from negligence and therefore entitled the surviving family members with compensation for the wrongful death of their loved ones.
Throughout the course of our professional journey, Swartz Law has helped numerous victims obtain justice and compensation for losing their loved ones due to negligence which resulted in wrongful death. If you two are a victim of such a crime: be sure to hire wrongful death attorneys to fight for your cause.
Here are some of the commonly known wrongful death types that one need to be aware of:
- Car accidents
Car accidents and traffic collisions are by far the fatal accidents that happen on a globe. They’re also the number one cause of wrongful death cases to date. This often results from the vast number of people who drive and the frequency of their driving habits.
As per the national Highway traffic safety administration, a study back in 2016 stipulates that about 37,460 auto-related deaths occurred in the US alone. These fatal deaths were caused by the negligence of either one or more drivers in the collision.
It could be caused by distracted driving due to texting and driving or driving under the influence. It could also result from overspeeding and driving while feeling drowsy audio to a roadway issue that the driver was unaware of.
- Commercial trucking accidents
Although accidents that occur with the involvement of commercial trucks are also technically considered auto accidents, they differ from other passenger vehicle accidents in numerous ways. Dear categorize differently as these drugs are usually commercial and much larger as well as heavier.
There can be many accidents that could be caused due to the scale and function of the operation that involves a commercial truck. Several elements can work together to determine if an accident caused by a truck is, in fact, an accident; they are:
- If the truck is carrying oversized loads
- If the load is secured improperly onto the truck
- If there are some mechanical failures while driving
- Improper maintenance of the vehicle and the load being carried
- There is an error from the driver’s side
- If the driver is driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol
Your wrongful death lawyers will be able to review the commercial truck involved and help ascertain which party is liable for the cause of the wrongful death lawsuit.
- Medical Malpractice
Healthcare providers undergo training for years to be able to avoid harming a patient, for which they take an oath as well. Also, hospitals do have safety protocols in place to protect their patients in case of medical negligence. Even with that, there may be few reasons why a fatal medical error could occur – as a result of:
- A misdiagnosis of the patient’s ailments
- Administering delayed or incorrect treatment
- Experiencing a birth injury
- Having a lack of informed consent
- Errors during surgery
- Errors stemming from pharmaceutical problems
- Wrongful death caused due to defective medical devices or expired medications
- Hospital negligence on the whole
These are some of the three most common wrongful death cases in the United States, which you need to be aware of. Hiring the right wrongful death attorney could help you obtain justice in compensation for the wrongful death of a loved one.