Losing a loved one is never easy, but when it happens unexpectedly because of the negligence of others, it can be particularly traumatic. Even worse, you may be left to deal with pressing concerns like funeral arrangements, going through probate, and perhaps muddling through a complex web of legal and financial issues, all while you’re weighed down by grief.

Unfortunately, thousands of deaths each year are related to accidents like car crashes, medical errors, slip and fall incidents, and more. Some of these accidents are entirely preventable.

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), over 36,000 motor vehicle crash fatalities(opens in a new tab) were in the U.S. in 2019. In 2016, Johns Hopkins patient safety experts estimated that over 250,000 deaths in the U.S. each year(opens in a new tab) are linked to medical error. The number of deaths related to unintentional falls was over 39,000(opens in a new tab) in 2019, according to CDC estimates.

While not all of these incidents rise to the level of wrongful death, there are certainly cases in which death could have been prevented if not for the negligence or extreme recklessness of others. This is where a wrongful death lawyer enters the picture.

The Ruth Law Team has over 40 years of experience in dealing with cases like yours. We understand how hard it can be to muster the will to fight medical providers, insurance companies, and commercial interests when you’re mourning the loss of a loved one. These companies often have the resources to wear you down until you accept a pittance of a settlement or you simply give up.

This is why it’s so important to find the right wrongful death attorney. Our qualified and compassionate team is dedicated to seeking justice on your behalf, seeking to secure a settlement that covers medical expenses and helps to get you back on your feet after a loved one’s wrongful death.

Nothing can bring back your loved one, but we can fight to negotiate a fair settlement that allows you the time you need to grieve and begin to heal.

If you’ve suffered the loss of a loved one due to wrongful death, The Ruth Law Team is on your side. Call us today at (888) 783-8378 or contact us online to schedule a free consultation to learn more about what our experienced and caring team can do for you.

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Frequently Asked Questions About Wrongful Death

What if a car crash results in a Wrongful Death?

Wrongful death lawsuits allege that the death of a loved one occurred as a direct result of negligence or wrongful conduct of another. Wrongful death suits aim to hold the responsible party accountable for the victim’s death. The victim’s family members or beneficiaries may be entitled to financial compensation as a result of the defendant’s negligence. Although monetary compensation... read more?

Our Wrongful Death Case Results

$14,300,000

Verdict to Parents for Wrongful Death of Son

We fought for parents of a car crash victim with a jury verdict for wrongful death of their son.
$650,000

Victim Dies from Sealant Fumes

Settlement for the family of a victim who died after inhaling fumes from a sealant product produced and sold nationally. The product is known to cause serious injury and death but no warnings and no recall was issued.
$650,000

Victim Dies from Sealant Fumes

Settlement for the family of a victim who died after inhaling fumes from a sealant product produced and sold nationally. The product is known to cause serious injury and death but no warnings and no recall was issued.
$5,800,000

Tobacco Trial Verdict

A jury issued a verdict of $5.4 million in compensatory damages and $400,000 in punitive damages against two tobacco companies. Our client lost his wife to smoking-related illness and addiction.
$300,000

Unauthorized Enemas Leading to Lifelong Damage

Settlement for victim given multiple unauthorized enemas within several hours causing a perforated bowel. This resulted in our client having to have a colostomy for the remainder of her life.
$14,300,000

Verdict to Parents for Wrongful Death of Son

We fought for parents of a car crash victim with a jury verdict for wrongful death of their son.

NOTE: Client may not obtain the same or similar results.

What Happens Next?

At The Ruth Law Team, we understand that this may be your first time seeking legal counsel and how intimidating that decision might be. This is why we have simplified the process to help you make the right decision for your circumstances. This 3-step process includes:

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Once you decide that The Ruth Law Team is the right option to represent you, we will begin the process of submitting your claim.

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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.

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Steven and Jenna Ruth Evaluating a Personal Injury Case

Contact Our Wrongful Death Attorneys

Wrongful death can leave you with a mess of financial and legal woes. When you’re dealing with the loss of a loved one, you may not have the emotional strength to fight insurance giants simultaneously. Before you get overwhelmed or ready to throw in the towel, you need a wrongful death attorney to shoulder the burden so you can focus on more important things.

The Ruth Law Team proudly represents victims’ families in wrongful death lawsuits. There’s no need to go it alone or give up on necessary compensation. It’s our job to secure a fair settlement as quickly as possible, and we take our job very seriously.

About The Ruth Law Team

For over 40 years, The Ruth Law Team has been helping those who were injured due to an accident, defective product, nursing home abuse, and more. If you or someone you love was wrongfully hurt, The Ruth Law Team will guide and support you through the legal process.

Our team of passionate and experienced personal injury attorneys will fight for what you deserve. If you would like to speak with one of our attorneys and have your case evaluated, please don’t hesitate to give us a call at (888) 783-8378. Our lines are open 24/7.

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