Frequently Asked Questions About Wrongful Death
Common Causes of Wrongful Death
Wrongful death claims can result in nearly any case in which negligence or extreme recklessness led to the death of another. To have a claim for wrongful death, an accidental death must include:
Negligence includes careless or reckless behavior by another. A breach of duty means that someone, like a driver on the road or a medical professional, owed a duty to the victim and failed in that duty. The negligence or breach of duty must be proven to be the cause of death, and the death must result in some form of quantifiable damages, such as medical bills, funerary expenses, loss of income/earning potential, or pain and suffering of the victim prior to death.
Experienced wrongful death lawyers can help you to determine whether an accidental death of a loved one qualifies for a wrongful death claim.
Accidents Including Negligence
Accidents happen every day, and some of these accidents result in death. While not all of these will qualify as wrongful death, several types of accidents commonly include a component of negligence. Examples may include:
If your loved one died in an accident like this and you suspect negligence or recklessness was the cause, it’s important to contact the wrongful death attorneys at The Ruth Law Team as soon as possible. We’ll help you to start building a case so you can attempt to reach a speedy resolution.