Personal Injury 101: Common Causes of Wrongful Death
When families lose a loved one due to the reckless, negligent, or willful acts of another person, they may be eligible to file a wrongful death lawsuit. Spouses, parents, and children are all eligible to file wrongful death suits, and in some cases, grandparents qualify as well. Wrongful death can be caused by many types of incidents, and at Overman and Overman Law, our team of compassionate personal injury attorneys can fight to obtain you justice for your loved one.
Our Fayetteville firm has represented clients who have lost a loved one from:
- Medical Malpractice: When a person dies because a medical professional fails to provide the needed level of care, the family may file a wrongful death suit based on medical malpractice. Medical malpractice claims can include prescription errors, misdiagnosis, surgical errors, and malfunction of medical equipment.
- Auto Accidents: Motor vehicle accidents, including trucks, cars, and motorcycles, are common causes for wrongful death. When drivers are distracted by cell phones, under the influence of drugs or alcohol, or have road rage, they can cause accidents which lead to death. Because of this recklessness, the family of the deceased has the right to sue for wrongful death.
- Criminal Acts: When someone is killed because of a criminal act (intentional murder, armed robbery, assault, etc.), the family of the victim may have a wrongful death case.
- Work-Related Accidents: A death that occurs in the workplace, as a direct result of company negligence, can qualify as a wrongful death suit. Examples include life-threatening illness from unsafe work environments, fires, explosions, faulty equipment, and improper training.
While no amount of money can replace your loved one, a wrongful death lawsuit can provide compensation for lost income, child support, and other needs for your family. Have you recently lost a loved one due to the negligence or carelessness of another person? You may be eligible to file a wrongful death claim to seek justice and compensation. Contact us at Overman and Overman Law to receive a free consultation with one of our personal injury attorneys.