November 27, 2021
When we lose a loved one, the pain and suffering are devastating. It takes time to process the fact that a person will no longer be in our lives. The emotional detachment is slow and is part of the mourning and acceptance process. In addition to processing the death of a loved one, knowing that their death was due to negligence that could have been avoided is more devastating. Feelings of helplessness, sadness, anger, emotional exhaustion, and depression often emerge from these situations.
If you lost a loved one due to someone else’s negligence, it is recommended to contact a wrongful death lawyer as soon as possible to get the legal guidance your family needs. With professional handling of the legal process, you can focus on your emotional recovery.
Wrongful deaths occur under different circumstances:
Wrongful death as a result of medical malpractice. Medical errors are one of the most common causes of wrongful deaths in the United States. The death of a patient due to medical negligence includes misdiagnosis, lack of timely medical care, erroneous operations, inadequate treatment, lack of recommended care for the patient, among others.
Wrongful death as a result of motor vehicle driver’s negligence. Drivers who produce accidents due to negligent behavior such as: driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs, driving tired or drowsy, using electronic devices and mobile phones while driving, not respecting traffic signs, carelessly passing or obstructing lanes, and speeding are some of the most common negligent behaviors involving wrongful death.
Wrongful death as a result of unfavorable working conditions. These types of wrongful deaths are the result of bad practices by companies or direct bosses. The death of workers can be the result of carrying out risky activities without the appropriate personal protective equipment, lack of training on accident prevention measures, facilities in poor condition, lack of emergency exits, lack of fire extinguishers, or other means of occupational safety and hygiene hazards. Companies should believe that employees’ safety is what matters the most in the workplace.
Wrongful deaths as a result of unfavorable road conditions. These types of wrongful deaths occur due to a lack of preventive and corrective maintenance on public or private roads. A road in bad conditions can cause fatal falls and slips, the impact of objects, visual obstruction that causes run-over, or fatal blows.
Wrongful deaths as a result of third-party negligence. These types of wrongful deaths are caused by a third party such as a business or an individual, whose knowingly or unknowingly negligence caused the death of a person or an employee.
Different circumstances can lead us to believe that the death of our loved ones was the result of negligence. However, these cases are complicated and require the help of a professional lawyer.
If you need legal advice or have questions about how to file a lawsuit for wrongful death, do not hesitate to contact an experienced wrongful death lawyer from our friends at Unidos Legales. Call today to schedule a case evaluation.