Have you recently been affected by the death of a loved one, and feel that the blame falls on someone's negligence? If so, you may have a valid wrongful death lawsuit on your hands. Here are some situations where you can use the law to help seek justice for your loss.
You may think that suicide could not possibly qualify for a wrongful death lawsuit, but that is not true. It's possible that someone close to you was driven to suicide because of someone else's actions. For example, a child that committed suicide due to excessive bullying, or a person that was hurt emotionally by someone else's actions. It's also possible that a doctor's inaction could have prevented suicide, but they did nothing to try to prevent it.
One factor that plays a role when suicide is involved is the timeline of the action or inaction that took place and the eventual suicide. Having the two in close proximity to each other can help prove your case of liability.
Auto accidents that result in death can cause the responsible party to be found responsible in a wrongful death lawsuit. These types of cases typically have more evidence that can help prove your case, making it easier to win in court. For example, the other driver being intoxicated will be clear evidence of being held liable. Meanwhile, poor road conditions may not be enough to prove that someone is liable in a fatal car accident.
Did a defective product lead to a wrongful death? This is one type of case that will benefit from having a lawyer work with you. You will be seeking compensation from a corporation rather than an individual, who will likely have their own team of lawyers to help ensure that you do not win your case. Defective products can range from bad food that directly led to someone's death to a faulty safety mechanism that failed when it was needed most.
One of the hardest parts of winning a wrongful death case over medical malpractice is proving how the medical professional is liable. It usually takes expert witness testimony to prove that a procedure was done incorrectly and in a negligent way. It can be difficult finding other professionals in the medical field to agree to be an expert witness to your case. Otherwise, much of the testimony will be based on your word and opinions about the situation.
Talk to a wrongful death attorney to learn more.Share
19 July 2019
When I was injured in a slip and fall accident a few years ago, my family and friends had a hard time relating to the things I was going through. While some people thought that my decision to file a lawsuit was frivolous, others were under the impression that I would walk away as a millionaire. Their lack of personal experience with this type of legal problem left me feeling alone during one of the most difficult times in my life. That is why I decided to start this blog so that accident victims from all over would have somewhere to come to get the information and support that they need. I truly hope that this page can be that place for you.