The official definition of a case of wrongful death is when a person dies as a result of the negligence or malice of another person or company. But what does that mean? There are many different situations that can be considered wrongful death and just as many causes. Here are the most common:
Here are the most common causes of wrong death:
- Medical Malpractice – When a healthcare professional makes a mistake or neglects to behave in accordance with proper protocol, they can cause an accident or injury that is fatal to a patient. This can include a surgical mistake, failure to diagnose an illness or administering the wrong dosage of a medication.
- Workplace Accidents – Some occupations, such as construction workers, minors and drillers, have high rates of accidents and deaths due to falls, explosions and malfunctioning equipment. An employee has a right to expect a safe work environment and if an employer fails to provide one, a wrongful death claim could be filed.
- Car Accidents – Car accidents are probably one of the most common causes of a wrongful death. Drivers, who operate their vehicles under the influence, drive recklessly or do not obey posted signs and rules may cause a fatal accident which could have been prevented.
At The Miley Legal Group, we know how difficult losing a family member is. We are committed to helping you get the compensation and justice you deserve for the untimely death of your loved one. Contact us today to speak with a Clarksburg wrongful death attorney about your options and rights – (304) 326-1800.