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Getting Your Life Back

Five years ago, another vehicle struck my car from behind while I was driving to a college class at night. Immediately, I started feeling pressure in my neck. After surveying the damage to my car, I was heartbroken. I knew the back bumper of my vehicle would have to be replaced. Thankfully, the pressure in my neck quickly subsided; and, I was able to get my car fixed quickly. Sadly, other people’s situations don’t end as well as mine did. Every year, many people are seriously injured in car wrecks. If you’ve recently sustained physical injuries or damage to your vehicle from a car crash, consider consulting with a reputable accident and personal injury lawyer. On this blog, you will discover the ways an accident and personal injury attorney can help you get your life back after a car wreck.

Common Reasons For Wrongful Death Cases

Losing a loved one is never easy, but it's particularly difficult when you've lost someone because of someone else's negligence. If someone you love was killed as a result of the actions of another, you may have the right to pursue a wrongful death claim. However, since many people don't understand wrongful death, they don't know when they might be able to claim such a thing. Here's a look at some of the things that you need to know about different types of wrongful death claims.

Car Accidents

One of the leading causes of wrongful death claims is auto accidents. If your loved one was in an accident that was someone else's fault and your loved one was killed, you may be able to file a wrongful death claim on their behalf against the responsible party. This applies whether your loved one was in a vehicle, on a bicycle, or even walking on a sidewalk. If there's a police report that shows that the incident was someone else's fault, that may give you grounds for a wrongful death suit.

Property Incidents

Whether on commercial or private property, any incident or accident that might happen on that property that results in someone's death might be grounds for a wrongful death suit. In order for that death to actually be considered a wrongful death, the incident must have occurred as a result of someone's negligence or deliberate action. If this is the situation you might be facing, you should talk with a wrongful death lawyer about the details to see if it might be considered a wrongful death.

Medical Mistakes Or Malpractice

Wrongful death suits also arise as a result of medical malpractice or pharmaceutical mistakes. Whether someone died as a result of a medical mistake or a pharmaceutical dispensary problem, it may be grounds for a wrongful death claim. 

For example, dispensing a medication that someone is allergic to despite clearly knowing of the allergy, and that reaction leading to the individual's death could be a wrongful death claim. The same might apply to a failure to diagnose something that's obvious to others in the health care field. 

These are just a few of the many ways that a wrongful death might occur. If you have any reason to believe that your loved one's death was wrongful and you might have a claim, reach out to a wrongful death attorney near you right away. They can guide you to the right legal path if there's a claim.