Common Types Of Wrongful Death Claims
When a loved one dies, it can be a difficult time for friends and family. The grief is only made worse if the death is caused by a wrongful act. Our wrongful death lawyers in Oklahoma City and Tulsa will shoulder the burden of investigating a wrongful death case and producing the best outcome while our clients focus on healing and making funeral arrangements. There are many ways that a wrongful death can occur. While it may be difficult to think about the steps to take after a wrongful death, it is important to start the investigation right away. View the most common types of wrongful death here.
Motor Vehicle Accidents
In the United States, there are approximately 36,000 motor vehicle-related deaths every year, with approximately 650 of those death occurring in Oklahoma, and over half of which involved alcohol. Accidents caused by an impaired driver, a distracted driver, or a fatigued driver are often responsible for wrongful deaths. Aside from accidents caused by drivers, there may also be wrongful death cases involving motorcycles, bicycles, or pedestrians struck by motor vehicles. Defective parts or products in a motor vehicle such as faulty brakes, steering wheel malfunctions, or other defective parts may also cause a driver’s or passenger’s death and may give rise to a wrongful death case against the manufacturer.
Medical and Hospital Malpractice
As one of the most common causes of wrongful death, medical malpractice can affect anyone. Medical errors are the third leading cause of death in the United States, accounting for approximately 250,000 deaths per year. Many deaths are a result of medical malpractice, and this term can encompass several categories. The different types of medical malpractice can range from failure to diagnose to surgical errors and all of these may result in the wrongful death of your loved one. A medical professional is one of the people we trust the most and a clear error on their part can be traumatizing. It is important that each medical malpractice case is investigated thoroughly so you and your family can rest easy so that the same mistake can be prevented in the future.
Deaths of Children
In the United States, 20 children die each day from unintentional injuries according to the Center for Disease Control. The leading causes of child unintentional injury include motor vehicle crashes, suffocation, drowning, poisoning, fires, and falls. There is nothing more devastating than the death of a child. When we trust others with the care of our children such as in a daycare or other setting, we expect the caregivers to properly supervise our children and keep them safe from harm. The wrongful death of a child allows for the parents of the child to pursue a case to not only learn the truth of what happened but to prevent it from happening to other children. The parents are also entitled to compensation for their endless grief and the loss of companionship we all look forward to when we have children. GT Law Firm has handled all kinds of child injury and death cases
Nursing Home Abuse
As one of the most vulnerable members of our community, many residents of nursing homes and assisted living centers are subjected to neglect or abuse. There are many different types of nursing home abuse cases and keeping an eye out for abuse is the first step in ensuring that your loved one is in a safe nursing care facility. Oftentimes, abuse or negligence results in death. When that occurs, our team will help you get answers and produce the best possible outcome to prevent others from the same fate.
These are just a few of the most common types of wrongful death but dealing with the death of a loved one can be difficult no matter how it happens. Contact our wrongful death lawyers at GT Law Firm today for more information!
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