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7 Common Causes Of Wrongful Death

Wrongful Death Lawyer

The death of a loved one can be even more devastating when it’s caused by another party’s negligence. If you have recently lost someone you care about because of the negligent acts of someone else, you have the right to bring a wrongful death claim. While it won’t bring back your loved one, it can help take away some of the financial burden that resulted from the death.

Here are the most common causes of wrongful death.

Car Accidents

Car accidents occur every day in the U.S. and some of them result in fatal injuries. Head-on collisions, rollover accidents and side-impact collisions are more likely to cause death. Common causes of car accidents include distracted driving, speeding, drunk driving, tailgating, reckless driving and drowsy driving.

Product Liability

From children’s toys to household appliances, many products can be defective. If a defect resulted from poor design or improper manufacturing and a consumer dies, it can turn into a wrongful death claim. Manufacturers have a legal duty to ensure that their products are safe before releasing them to the public.

Boating Accident

While riding on a boat on a warm, sunny day can be an amazing experience, it can also come with risks. If boaters are inexperienced or drink alcohol while operating a boat, for example, they can cause an accident and potentially kill innocent victims.

Truck Accidents

Truck drivers are very important because they deliver various goods to stores and businesses throughout the country. However, operating such a large and heavy vehicle isn’t always easy. Truck drivers also often have to spend many hours on the road, which can result in fatigue. If they’re very tired behind the wheel, truck drivers can’t focus on the road and may cause an accident. Truck accidents are more likely to result in fatal injuries because they’re such massive vehicles.

Medical Malpractice

The advances in medicine have helped many people live longer and more fulfilling lives. However, doctors and other medical professionals can still make mistakes that can cause harm to their patients. Some of the most common types of medical malpractice include surgical errors, misdiagnosis, medication errors and birth injuries. Unfortunately, however, medical malpractice can sometimes result in death.

Pedestrians Accidents

Pedestrians lack the protection of a vehicle, so they are more likely to suffer fatal injuries in an accident involving a motorized vehicle. Common causes of pedestrian accidents include poor visibility, speeding, distracted driving, failing to stop at stop signs and drunk driving.

Work Accidents

Unfortunately, people can even suffer fatal injuries in the workplace. If employers don’t provide a safe work environment or the proper safety equipment for their workers, they may be more likely to suffer life-threatening injuries. Workers are especially in danger of suffering fatal injuries in the construction agency because they work around dangerous machinery and work on elevated surfaces.