“Wrongful death claims are the most stressful and difficult for a family to cope with because these claims involve the loss of a loved one. I know, I lost my seven year old son, and the pain and turmoil was indescribable and unbearable. It is so important that we hold those responsible accountable for their wrong actions. This is so because we must secure some justice for the loss of our loved one, and the only way to accomplish this is to utilize our legal system.” – Geoffrey E. Schorr
Common Causes of Wrongful Death
A wrongful death can result from various types of events or accidents. Common causes are due to car collisions, the use of defective and/or dangerous products, medical malpractice, electrocutions, and semi-truck wrecks.
Immediately following the horrible and tragic loss of a loved one, most people do not want to think about contacting a lawyer.
But at the same time, most often people feel confused and sad and start asking questions about why such a tradgedy has befallen their family and begin to wonder whether anything could have been done to prevent such an unbelievable and unbearable loss. Grieving families want help and someone to provide guidance and answers to questions. It is important that families reach out for legal help as soon as possible after the loss of a loved one. This will start the legal process, and most importantly it will help protect evidence, prevent the loss of evidence and preserve legal rights.
When a person dies because of the wrongful acts, malpractice, or omission of another person, the family of the victim may pursue a legal action against the at-fault party or parties for wrongful death. Though nothing can bring loved ones back, or take away the pain and anguish they experienced before their death, or the immeasurable suffering of those who have suffered the loss of a loved one holding the at fault person(s) or party(ies) accountable for wrongful actions can provide some measure of justice for family members.