Losing a loved one is hard — when death could have been avoided had a stranger, employer, or employee of a business acted in a responsible manner, the loss is more challenging for survivors. Family members are often left in an untenable position of having lost an income and facing steep bills because of treatment their loved one received before their death as well as the unexpected costs associated with funeral and burial expenses. One of the options families have available to them to recover financially is a wrongful death lawsuit.
What many people are uncertain about is what is considered wrongful death — here are some of the different types of wrongful death:
- Deliberate Criminal Acts — when a loved one succumbs because of wounds suffered at the hands of another such as a gunshot wound or knife wounds.
- Roadway Accidents — loss of a loved one in a car, truck, or other roadway accident. The victim may have been a driver, passenger, pedestrian, or bicyclist at the time of the accident.
- Workplace Accidents — when you lose a loved one because of a safety issue in the workplace. The death may be because of electrocution, crushing injuries, falling injuries, or other types of injuries which result in death.
- Medical Malpractice Deaths — losing a loved one because of a medical problem, whether it is cancer or heart disease, is heartbreaking. When you lose a loved one because of a medical mistake, your family is devastated because you know their death was preventable.
- Death Due to a Defective Product — exploding appliances, drugs which result in long-term health problems, and poorly designed products can all result in an incident which results in a death. The manufacturing company can often be held responsible for these wrongful deaths.
- Aviation, Waterway, or Railway Accidents — when you lose a loved one during travel because of a plane, cruise, or railway employee exercised poor judgment or behavior, you may have the basis for a wrongful death claim.
When a loved one dies because of someone else’s negligent behavior, they can be held financially accountable. Your family’s future is negatively impacted by the loss of income, emotional support, and guidance of your loved one.
You need not do this alone. Hiring a personal injury attorney who has experience handling wrongful death cases can help ensure you know what rights you have and help you recover your financial losses. Money is never an acceptable remedy when you lose a loved one, but it can help mitigate the financial devastation associated with your loss.
We know one concern you have is the cost associated with hiring a law firm to represent your interests. What you should know is when you hire our team of trained wrongful death attorneys, you pay nothing out of pocket. We never collect a legal fee until and unless we are successful in obtaining a wrongful death settlement on your behalf. You can schedule a free consultation by contacting our offices at 941-807-7555 or by filling out our online contact form.