The saddest type of case is when a beloved family member is killed due to accident, defective product or medical malpractice. If this is through the legal fault of another, this is called “wrongful death”. The death is “wrongful” because it should never have happened. It does not have to be intentional death, only “wrongful” death. Intentional death is called “murder” and the prosecutor handles those cases. Accidental death due to someone’s negligence is “wrongful” and may result in a lawsuit. We handle many of these cases on behalf of the surviving family members of the deceased.
We have the sensitivity to help your family through this difficult time.
There are special rules and a reduced burden of proof when an accident victim is not only injured but dies. Families are affected, children have no parental guidance and money becomes scarce due to loss of income by a wage earner.
Please do not be afraid to call us even if it is difficult to do so. We’ll do our best to get you all the help you need while we protect your legal rights in such cases. We’ll be sensitive to your emotional state and you do not have to worry about a “hard sell” approach. We’ll work with your church or community of faith and do our best to get you through a distressful situation.
Wrongful Death Statistics
- 40, 000 people die in car accidents every year and most of these victims are not the passengers or drivers of the vehicles, rather pedestrians in urban areas.
- 18 people die every day because of work related injuries, which amounts to 6,000 employees every year.
- Around 17, 000 people have died as a result of slip and fall injuries and around 46% of these people are among the older population.
- 98,000 Americans die annually because of preventable medical mistakes.
- There are more than 50,000 deaths annually attributed to traumatic injury to the brain.