Wrongful death lawsuits can be filed against individuals, companies and government agencies. A wrongful death refers to a fatality that occurs as a result of a willful act, wrongful act or negligence on the part of the defendant. A wrongful death can occur under different situations, ranging from a vehicle accident to a defective product.
In 2005, more than 45,000 motor vehicle fatalities occurred, which makes traffic accidents the leading source of unintentional deaths in the United States, according to the Traffic Safety Annual Assessment. Other causes of wrongful death include:
- Medical malpractice
- Nursing home abuse
- Vehicle accident
- Workplace injury
- Toxic injuries
- Defective products
A wrongful death lawsuit can be difficult to prove, which is why you should discuss the case with a wrongful death attorney with extensive experience in this type of matter.
If you have lost a loved one due to someone else's careless, reckless or negligent actions, contact a wrongful death attorney who will represent you with dedication and tenacity. We encourage you to call David B. Dowling, Esquire (888-660-1646) to schedule a free consultation and analysis of your case.
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