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Different Types of Wrongful Death Cases
Losing a loved one suddenly in an accident is never easy, especially when the loss is a result of someone else’s carelessness. When a person’s death is caused by negligent actions of another person or entity, surviving family members may be entitled to compensation for damages. This type of lawsuit is known as a wrongful death case. The following are different types of wrongful death cases.
Car accidents are the leading cause of wrongful death cases. The negligence of a driver often tragically leads to fatal car accidents caused by:
- Distracted driving
- Drunk driving
- Reckless driving
When a driver gets behind the wheel, they are committing to themselves and everyone else on the road to drive safely. If a driver ignores the rules of the road and cause the death of another, the affected family members may seek to hold him or her accountable for damages by filing a wrongful death case.
Motorcyclists lack the protection a vehicle offers and thus often lead to more fatal accidents. Many motorcycle accidents are caused when other drivers pull out or turn in front of a motorcyclist because the other driver fails to see the motorcycle.
Semi-trucks weigh several tons. When a semi-truck accident occurs, the results can often be tragic. Semi-truck accidents are fairly uncommon but do require the attention of a skilled and experienced semi-truck accident lawyer from Parke Gordon Law Firm. The following are some common causes of semi-truck accidents,
- Fatigued driving
- Driving with an over sized load
- Impaired driving
- Mechanical issues with the truck
- Losing control of the semi
- Trucking company negligence
- Poor road conditions
Medical malpractice occurs when a health care provider fails to give the proper care to their patients. In many cases, a wrongful death arises when a medical provider does one of the following.
- Rush through a procedure or cut corners
- Made a serious error during surgery
- Failed to notice harm during a pregnancy or labor process
- Misdiagnose a condition or fail to diagnose a condition altogether
Though Parke Gordon Law Firm does not handle medical malpractice cases, call us for a great referral in your area.
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Contact a wrongful death attorney to find out if you are entitled under the statute to bring a claim and, if so, what types of damages you are entitled to recover. We are aggressive, experienced, and trusted. We will fight to ensure you get a fair settlement. Call (971) 915-4878 now for a free consultation with an experienced and skilled wrongful death attorney at Parke Gordon Law Firm.
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