Most Common Wrongful Death Cases

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Losing a loved one suddenly is difficult for a family, especially when it was caused by negligence. At Cunningham Bounds, we know how complicated the grieving process can be, and we are here to assist. This blog is to help you better understand what common situations can lead to wrongful deaths.

Car Accidents

The most common wrongful death cases involve car accidents. In 2019 alone, 930 people were killed in fatal crashes in Alabama. Most car accident fatalities result from a driver’s negligence like speeding, not paying attention, or driving under the influence.

In cases of a car accident caused by a defect or malfunction, the manufacturer may be responsible for the wrongful death.

Medical Malpractice

Medical malpractice occurs when medical professionals fail to provide proper care, resulting in the death of their patient. It’s important to note that most medical mistakes are avoidable. The most common forms of medical malpractice are misdiagnosis, prescription error, or surgical injury.

Mistakes do happen and unfortunately, they occur in the medical field, too. When medical professionals cut corners, it can result in death.

Workplace Accidents

Accidents can happen anywhere, but are, unfortunately, common in workplaces. Deaths in the workplace can occur from falls, electrocution, or being struck by an object. Employers have a duty to keep conditions safe for workers, and failure to do so can result in a wrongful death lawsuit.

Pedestrian Accidents

Accidents that involve pedestrians are more likely to result in a fatality. Like car accidents, a driver’s negligence is the most common cause of pedestrian accidents, due to distracted driving, speeding and driving while under the influence.

In some cases, the city where the accident happened can be responsible if the driver couldn’t see the pedestrian due to objects blocking the walkways.

Get the Justice You Deserve

Seeking justice after a loss can be difficult, but we at Cunningham Bounds want you to know you don’t have to go through it alone. You should know that you have options, and if you’re interested in learning about filing a wrongful death lawsuit, contact us today. We can help determine the liable party in your case and how to proceed with seeking justice and compensation.

Call us today at (844) 417-0930 or visit our website to get started on your free consultation.