A wrongful death can occur in a number of situations. The Traffic Safety Annual Assessment reported more than 45,000 motor vehicle fatalities in 2005, making it the leading cause of death in unintentional accidents. That same year, 19,656 slip and fall fatalities and 5,840 fatalities resulting from workplace accidents were reported. 90,000 deaths occur each year due to medical malpractice alone. 7,000 are caused by medication errors. Other causes of wrongful death include nursing home abuse, defective drugs, dog bites, exposure to toxic materials, and defective products.
When a loved one dies unexpectedly in a fatal accident, the devastation is overwhelming. When a loved one dies due to the negligence or malpractice of someone else, the family of the victim can pursue a wrongful death lawsuit for the deceased’s medical bills, loss of wages, funeral, burial expenses and other financial losses. Responsible parties can include governmental bodies such as a city or state, state prison, state or private hospital, school, public company, or nursing home. Some states only allow a spouse or children to bring a wrongful death lawsuit, while other states allow grandparents or other relatives to file a claim for wrongful death damages. Each state has its own set of wrongful death laws. The wrongful death attorneys at Craft Law Firm are experienced in representing clients in all types of fatal accidents and are familiar with the different statutes of limitations applicable in each state.
We know nothing can bring a loved one back, but holding the responsible person accountable for their actions can provide some comfort and consolation and prevent them from hurting someone else. You need an experienced wrongful death lawyer that can identify all responsible parties and hold them accountable. Craft Law Firm has handled many wrongful death cases over the years. Call upon our collective years of knowledge and extensive skill set in your case, and we can help you seek the compensation you deserve.