Recovering Damages for the Death of A Family Member
WRONGFUL DEATH ACTIONS: RECOVERING DAMAGES FOR DEATH OF FAMILY MEMBERS
Where you live has a good deal to do with how you will die. In the United States, the top two causes of death are responsible for more than 50 percent of the annual death toll. In the world at large, there’s a lot more variety in how you meet your Maker. Here is our list of the 15 most common causes of death in the United States:
Cause of Death in US From All Sources:
Percent of Total
|1. Diseases of the heart|
|2. Malignant tumors|
|3. Cerebrovascular diseases|
|4. Chronic lower respiratory diseases|
|5. Accidents (unintentional injuries)|
|6. Diabetes mellitus|
|7. Influenza and pneumonia|
|8. Alzheimer’s disease|
|9. Nephritis, nephrotic syndrome, and nephrosis|
|10. Septicemia (blood poisoning)|
|12. Chronic liver disease and cirrhosis|
|13. Primary hypertension and hypertensive renal disease|
|14. Parkinson’s disease (tied)|
|15. Homicide (tied)|
Source: CDC/NHS, National Vital Statistics System
Death by “accident” is the fifth leading cause of death in the United States. Many of these “accidents” are really not accidents at all, but rather are failures to abide by simple safety rules, or lapses in consideration for the well-being of those around you, or inherently unsafe company policies motivated mostly by greed, that put other people at substantial risk of harm, including loss of life.
Wrongful death actions are fairly common types of personal injury lawsuits. Handling a wrongful death case can be very emotional for every party involved. The Strong Law Firm has experience in handling wrongful death cases and making sure that the victim’s family receives monetary compensation for their loss. We understand that no amount of money can ever replace your loved one, but sometimes monetary compensation is appropriate especially for a widow and children left behind. In most wrongful death cases family members may be entitled to recovery medical and funeral expenses, loss of health and medical benefits, loss of earnings, loss of inheritance due to untimely death loss of companionship, and punitive damages where the conduct was intentional, malicious, or egregious. Because every case is unique it is important that you contact the Strong Law Firm today for a free consultation on your wrongful death case.
Common Causes of Wrongful Death
Wrongful death accidents can occur in many different capacities. Generally speaking, wrongful death occurs in many automobile accidents across the country each year. Over 40,000 people die each year due to a car related accident. Many of these accidents could have been prevented had the other driver exercised ordinary driving skills and abilities. When auto accidents occur as a result of driver negligence is important that you realize the urgency of contacting an experienced auto accident attorney for a free case evaluation.
According to the Center for Disease Control, the leading causes of accidental death in the US are as follows:
All unintentional injury deaths
- Number of deaths: 120,859
- Deaths per 100,000 population: 39.1
- Cause of death rank: 5
Unintentional fall deaths
- Number of deaths: 26,009
- Deaths per 100,000 population: 8.4
Motor vehicle traffic deaths
- Number of deaths: 33,687
- Deaths per 100,000 population: 10.9
Unintentional poisoning deaths
- Number of deaths: 33,041
- Deaths per 100,000 population: 10.7
Other instances where wrongful death can occur is in bicycle accidents, airplane accidents, as a result of medical malpractice, because of product malfunctions, or accidents that occur in the workplace. In most of these scenarios the cause of death can be linked to negligence on the part of another. In some cases it may be easy to pinpoint who is liable. If necessary we can involve experts to help pinpoint the culprit. For help in figuring out who is liable for your injuries and to what extent they are liable for your recovery you will have to contact the Strong Law Firm today.
Certainly there are many types of wrongful death actions filed each year in courts across the United States. A vast majority of these cases are settled without ever having to go to trial. You may be able to receive monetary compensation within just a few months if you are comfortable with the settlement offer given. In cases where the other party is not willing to settle, the Strong Law Firm will take your case in front of a jury. Jury trials can be very complex and that is why it is important to hire an experienced wrongful death attorney. Jury trials are exceptionally rare but we have no problem doing what is necessary to make certain your case receives the attention and verdict it deserves. For other articles pertaining to wrongful death you should visit our article library. Each year we spend thousands of dollars creating quality content to give you advice on your various potential legal claim. We look forward to hearing from you and invite you to call us toll-free utilize contact page.