Wrongful death lawsuits occur when a person perishes due to the fault of another. The causes can be due to negligence, lack of action, lack of information or carelessness. Wrongful death can arise from a number of situations such as car or vehicular accidents, medical malpractice, product misuse or premise liability.
If a loved one dies due to any of these reasons then it will be a good idea to hire an experienced wrongful death attorney to look at the case.
Motor vehicle accidents are probably one of the most common causes of wrongful death. If a person dies due to car accidents and if the other party is at fault, the surviving family of the deceased can file for a wrongful death claim. For instance, if the other person is drunk when he crashes into another car then he is liable for wrongful death.
Medical malpractice is another cause of wrongful death. Medical care providers may have become negligent in their duties. Or, they could have provided the wrong medications. Surgical error and incorrect diagnosis are other forms of medical malpractice too.
Product liability occurs when the product sold is faulty and it caused the death of a loved one. A defective medication, for instance, may cause problems to an ill person. A product that does not work can cause the company to incur product liability.
Premises liability is when the owner of a property is responsible for the death of a person. For instance, if an old man trips and falls in a grocery store. Or if the elevator malfunctions and causes the death of a person. The inability to properly take care of the property causing the unexpected death can be the basis for wrongful death lawsuits.
The wrongful death lawsuits can help recover damages for the person’s life, lost benefits, lost earnings, pain and suffering, medical costs and funeral costs. You may need a settlement loan to file wrongful death claim. This kind of lawsuit can be long and expensive. A settlement loan can help fund the case.