Few Common Types of Wrongful Death Cases

If the death of any human takes place due to wrongful or negligent act of some other person then such death is termed as wrongful death. Wrongful death cases cannot be grouped with death due to manslaughter or murder and accident with injuries. Sometimes, it is very difficult to prove against any person for causing wrongful death and before doing that it is necessary to prove that the person was assigned the duty to take care of the victim. Then it has to be proved that the person has failed to fulfill his duty to take care of the victim or refused to act with reasonable amount of care, which caused injury and finally resulted in death.

Following are few common examples of accidents that may be treated as wrongful death case according to Christopher Simon, the best Car Accident Attorney and Wrongful Death Lawyers in Atlanta, Georgia state, USA.

Reasons for Car Accidents

Car accidents are very common these days and according to statistics about 300,000 people lose their life because of car accidents and many face long recovery process. Due to such accidents, the driver, passengers and their family has to pay huge medical bills for a long time and manage their life with less amount of income.

Following are few reasons for car accidents –

  • Reckless driving
  • Road defects
  • Distracted driving
  • Road construction and repairs
  • Drunken driving
  • Defects in the vehicle.

Truck accidents

Nature of truck accidents are different from car accidents as they are bigger in size and carries a very large amount of weight. Therefore, if any truck hits a small vehicle then the passenger of smaller vehicle may suffer from serious injuries. Following are reasons for truck accidents –

  • Negligence of truck driver
  • Rash driving
  • Driving under adverse situations
  • Driving with excessive load
  • Defects in the vehicle
  • Negligence of the truck driver.
  • Driving under the influence of hard liquor

Motorcycle accidents

Generally, such accident takes place when the driver is little careless during driving. Such accidents may lead to –

  • Back or neck injury
  • Brain injury
  • Paralysis
  • Broken bones
  • Burn injuries

Medical malpractices

Usually, doctors and nurses are very careful about their patients. However, sometimes due to some reasons or other they may fail their duty. Some of the examples are –

  • Injury during birth
  • Delayed or wrong treatment
  • Pharmaceutical errors
  • Surgical errors
  • Defective medical instruments

Defective products

Many of the manufacturers often produce wrong type of product and sell them in the market. There are enough examples of death or serious sickness due to defective products.

  • Wrong medicine.
  • Defective vehicles
  • Toxic food products
  • Childcare products

Workplace accidents

Employers are responsible for providing safe working environment. However, due to wrong type of work practice or not following proper safety measures, accident takes place. Few examples are –

  • Manufacturing accidents
  • Asbestos and Mesothelioma
  • Strain injuries
  • Injuries due to repetitive motions
  • Transportation accidents
  • Rail injuries

For all such accidents, the family will get death benefits from the insurance companies. Family may also sue the employer for negligence.