What Are the Most Common Types of Wrongful Death Cases?

A wrongful death can result when a person dies due to the negligent actions of someone else. If your family member was killed because of another person’s carelessness, your family may be entitled to compensation. Here are the most common types of wrongful death cases.

Car Accidents

Car accidents occur on a daily basis in Phoenix and some of them can result in fatal injuries, like traumatic brain injuries, internal bleeding and spinal cord injuries. While some car crashes are due to bad weather or poor road conditions, the majority of them occur because of negligent driving actions, including speeding, distracted driving, drunk driving and failing to yield.|

Medical Malpractice

Unfortunately, medical malpractice is one of the most common causes of wrongful death in the U.S. When doctors and other medical professionals perform their job in a way that deviates from standard medical care, patients can suffer serious harm. In the most severe cases, patients can die. Type so medical malpractice include surgical errors, misdiagnosis, medical errors and birth injuries.

Truck Accidents

Truck accidents have an even higher chance of causing death than accidents involving passenger vehicles. Commercial trucks are very large and heavy, so they are more likely to cause serious damage in anything they touch. Common causes of truck accidents include drunk driving, speeding, overloading cargo, drowsy driving and mechanical defects.

Defective Products

Manufacturers have a responsibility to make sure their products are safe before releasing them to the public. If they don’t do this, people can suffer fatal injuries. Many consumer products can cause injuries and death if they are defective, including vehicles, medications and childcare products.

Pedestrian Accidents

Motorists have a duty to look out for pedestrians and yield to them. However, if motorists are distracted, speeding or simply don’t see pedestrians, they can hit them. Since pedestrians lack the protection of a vehicle, they are more likely to suffer life-threatening injuries during accidents.

Workplace Accidents

Unfortunately, wrongful deaths can even occur in the workplace. If employers fail to keep their work environment safe for employees, they risk suffering life-threatening injuries. This is especially true in already dangerous work industries, like factories and construction. Employees may suffer deadly injuries from falls, explosions, machine entanglement or being struck by objects.

If your loved one was killed due to negligence, contact a wrongful death lawyer, like one from Saavedra Law Firm, PLC.