What are the Leading Causes of Wrongful Death?
Losing a loved one is an experience filled with pain and anguish, and is only made worse, when the death occurred as the result of a third party’s reckless or careless actions. In legal terms, death which results from these types of circumstances is known as wrongful death. If your loved one has passed away because of another person’s actions, you may be eligible to file a wrongful death lawsuit.
There are several incidents that can qualify as wrongful death, with the leading causes being:
Vehicle Accidents: Whether it’s a car, truck, or motorcycle, vehicle accidents are one of the most common wrongful death cases in Florida. Generally, the driver who caused the accident can be held liable for wrongful death when they are were driving under the influence of drugs and/or alcohol, texting while driving, or driving aggressively or carelessly.
Medical Malpractice: When the actions, or lack of actions, of a doctor or other healthcare professional result in the death of a patient, the surviving family may have justification for a wrongful death suit. Medical malpractice can result from surgical errors, misdiagnosis, and failure to diagnose a condition or illness.
Workplace Accidents: Workplace accidents that result in death may also be grounds for a wrongful death suit. Examples of wrongful death in the workplace include fire, broken or poorly maintained equipment, and negligence.
Criminal Actions: If someone dies as the result of criminal actions such as robbery, assault, manslaughter, or murder, the family may have the right to file wrongful death suit and seek compensation from the guilty party.
Have you recently lost a member of your family because of these circumstances? Our Boca Raton personal injury attorneys are here to get you compensation for your pain, loss of emotional support, and damages to cover medical bills. Reach out to us at Glotzer Law today for your free consultation.