The Most Common Types of Wrongful Death Cases You Should Know About

Wrongful death cases are those incidents that cause the death of an individual due to the negligence or wrongful act of another individual. These wrongful death are shattering for the loved ones of the victim. In many cases, it can be challenging to prove that the defendant’s negligent actions caused the death of a person.

Our experienced wrongful death case lawyers have the expertise and the skills to investigate the incident and gather evidence to prove the liability of the negligent party to bring justice and recover compensation for the loved ones of the deceased.

Multiple situations and factors can cause these wrongful deaths. Here are the most common types of wrongful death cases:

Car Accidents

Countless individuals suffer severe injuries and fatalities due to car accidents. The majority of fatalities caused by car accidents are caused by the negligence of at least one driver, whether it is distracted or reckless driving, speeding, driving under the influence, or not following road signs. The negligent driver, in such cases, can be liable for the wrongful deaths of those involved, including passengers and other drivers.

Bicycle and Pedestrian Accidents

Reckless driving, speeding, or distracted driving can cause bicycle and pedestrian accidents that could result in fatalities. Pedestrians are more at risk since they have no protection and can suffer permanent injuries or fatalities, particularly if the pedestrian is a child or elderly. Cyclists are also at risk and can suffer devastating outcomes due to a driver’s negligence.

Truck Accidents

Truck accidents can cause graver consequences because of their weight and size. Individuals in smaller vehicles, like cars, bikes, and smaller vans, are more likely to suffer severe injuries or death. Wrongful death can be caused due to truck accidents in multiple ways, including:

  • Jackknifing, driver fatigue, or other negligent behavior or error
  • Reckless driving
  • Overweight load
  • Driving in adverse situations
  • Driving under the influence

While many are aware of workers’ compensation claims for workplace accidents, everyone is not aware that fatal accidents caused at the workplace can also result in a wrongful death case. This can also be caused due to the negligence of the employer or other workers.

Medical Malpractice

Often mistakes happen during medical treatments, and some can lead to grave consequences. The common wrongful death cases due to medical malpractice include failure to diagnose or misdiagnose a disease. Other causes can be errors in prescribing medication or during surgeries.

Defective Products

While most companies focus on the safety of the products they sell, errors may still occur. These errors may become responsible for taking someone’s life, and the manufacturer can be held responsible for failing to create safe products. Some examples of defective products in wrongful death cases may include defective vehicles resulting in accidents, toxic food containers and products, and dangerous toys for children.

Consult Las Vegas Wrongful Death Lawyers to File a Claim and Recover Compensation

If you have lost a loved one because of the negligence or wrongful act of others, you are entitled to file a wrongful death claim in Las Vegas, Nevada.

The Bourassa Law Group understands how difficult it can be to lose someone suddenly because of someone’s negligent act. Our wrongful death claim lawyers can help you get justice for the sudden departure of your loved one and recover compensation to help their dependents.

Call us at (800)870-8910 for a free consultation and discuss how to proceed with the wrongful death case.

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