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Accidents happen all the time, unfortunately, some of them can result in the death of a loved one. This is known as wrongful death. Accidents aren’t just limited to driving or when you’re out shopping and doing day-to-day tasks, they can happen just about anywhere. Although the loss can be devastating, it’s important to know what to do so that you can start building a case for compensation.
Compensation is important after any type of accident because it means that at the very least you can take care of the responsibilities you are left dealing with after the accident. Medical bills, lost income, funeral expenses, and much more can be incurred when you have a loved one that suddenly dies as a result of an accident that wasn’t their fault.
Hiring a personal injury attorney from We Win Injury Injury is the first thing to do after the accident. We serve the folks in Orem Utah and the surrounding area and are willing to do what it takes to win your case and get you the compensation you need and deserve.
What Does Wrongful Death Mean?
Wrongful death is considered an event in which the actions of another, whether criminal or by accident, cause the death of another person. This means that even if a person does not intentionally cause the death of your loved one, or even if the incident was not necessarily a crime, you may still have a wrongful death lawsuit against them in order to recover damages.
Examples of Causes of Wrongful Death
There are many different causes of wrongful death and not all of them are obvious.
Most of us understand that a car accident where a loved one dies is a type of wrongful death. Even if the at-fault driver did not violate the law, but was simply negligent in their driving then you most likely have a civil suit against them for damages. The amount of damages you may receive depends on the nature of the accident and the total extent of the loss from your loved one’s death.
Another common cause of wrongful death is medical malpractice. When a doctor makes a mistake and it results in the death of a loved one, the doctor is liable for the death. This is because doctors and other healthcare professionals have a duty of care to take all necessary precautions to manage the well-being of your loved one. A medical error on their part constitutes a lack of proper care.
Accidents at places of business that result in the injury or death of a loved one are also causes of wrongful death if it is found that the owner or manager of the property did not do everything reasonable to make the environment safe. For example, a fall down stairs that are improperly maintained or poorly lit would likely be considered the fault of the owner or operator and would mean you have a wrongful death suit against them and/or the business.
Contact We Win Injury Law Today
Understanding the ins and outs of a wrongful death lawsuit can be difficult. There’s no reason to take chances when it comes to getting the compensation you deserve for your loved one’s death. Contact We Win Injury Law today and let one of our talented lawyers help you with your case.