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Causes of wrongful death

Causes of wrongful death

A wrongful death occurs when a person loses their life due to the actions or in-actions of another person. If a loved one has died because of the negligence or carelessness of another person or organization, you may be able to get compensation.

Wrongful death claims are a type of personal injury. And as far as personal injuries may go, the worst possible injury one can suffer is death. While the deceased person cannot file a wrongful death lawsuit, their surviving family members can file a suit on their behalf.

When a loved one dies, we feel intense pain and grief. It is usually very hard to completely recover from the death of a loved one. We always want to find out what happened and if our search shows that the death was caused by the negligence of others, anger often accompanies that pain. 

This anger can be channeled into filing a wrongful death claim and although a successful wrongful death lawsuit can’t bring the victim back, it gives their loved ones closure and some compensation for their loss.

At Oshan and associates, our wrongful death attorneys are very passionate about getting you the justice you deserve. We will utilize our resources and ensure that you are awarded with the full compensation you deserve.

If a loved one has been a victim of wrongful death, contact us today for a free no obligation consultation.

Causes of wrongful death 

There are different instances in which a wrongful death can occur. But as long as it is proven a person died because the other party acted negligently and with a disregard for another’s safety or with the intent to kill or harm. The instances themselves are rarely peculiar. Some of these incidents include:

  • Automobile Accidents: the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration estimates that nearly 40,000 people are killed on the roadways of the US each year. All drivers have a responsibility to adhere to the rules of the road but when these rules are not met, wrongful death can occur.  
  • Medical Malpractice: When a medical personnel is found negligent by actions or inactions that show professional negligence, it is medical malpractice. It can result in serious injury, permanent disability or death. If it results in death, the victim’s family can file a wrongful death suit.
  • Products liability: This is the area of law that holds manufactures, distributors, suppliers and retailers liable for the products that they make and sell to consumers if the product is found defective. The three liabilities are design defect, manufacturing defect and a failure to warn consumers of defect. If any of these lead to death, families of the deceased can file a wrongful death claim.
  • Work Related accidents: If your loved one was involved in any accident at work that led to death, you can file a wrongful death lawsuit. Such accidents include slip and falls, explosions, chemical spills and equipment malfunctioning. 
  • Criminal acts: A wrongful death lawsuit can be filed if somebody died as a result of unlawful criminal acts like intentional harm and murder.
  • Truck accidents: A wrongful death can occur If a trucking company fails to maintain proper driving hours, load weight limits or other crucial regulations. If this happens you may be entitled to a wrongful death compensation. 
  • Airplane accidents: If the pilot of a plane was under the influence of alcohol or if a piece of equipment malfunctioned and people died. Families of the victims can file a wrongful death suit against the airline or pilot.  
  • Pedestrian collisions: if a vehicle collides with a pedestrian, it can lead to fatal accident and even death. Pedestrians crossing roads are more prone to crashes because of drivers who are running a red light or disobeying traffic rules. 

No matter what the cause of the death was, our wrongful death attorneys will ensure that you get the full compensation you deserve without settling for less. 

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If your loved one has been a victim of wrongful death, contact us today at Oshan and associates for swift and dependable representation.



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