Like any personal injury legal matter, understanding the common causes of wrongful deaths can help you understand liability. Unfortunately, many acts of negligence result in individuals suffering from fatal injuries, and you and your family have rights moving forward.
Motor Vehicle Accidents
All types of motor vehicle accidents put people at risk of severe injuries—including those that have fatal repercussions. Some of the most devastating types of accidents include:
Car accidents: Drivers are often traveling at high rates of speed. Some are drunk or distracted. No matter the situation, a significant enough impact can cause your loved one to suffer fatal injuries.
Truck accidents: These large commercial vehicles are common across the United States. Florida is home to some of the most dangerous highways when it comes to 18-wheelers. When they travel at high speeds, the size of the truck can turn it into a weapon, causing fatal harm in a collision.
Motorcycle accidents: Motorcyclists lack significant protection. They expose themselves to the elements every time they ride. A crash can eject a motorcyclist from his or her bike, and the impact can be disastrous.
Medical malpractice occurs when a doctor fails to provide a patient with proper care. For instance, when a doctor makes a mistake while operating on a patient, it can cause excessive bleeding, leading to fatal injuries. A cancer misdiagnosis can also prevent a patient from receiving treatment, leading to death.
Some manufacturers put profits over consumer safety. When they fail to test items for safety purposes, they run the risk of causing severe harm. Some defective products—especially defective car parts—have led to wrongful death. In these cases, the manufacturer and any parties down the line of responsibility face liability.
Our Lakeland wrongful death lawyers at Dismuke Law are here to help you and your family determine your legal rights. We’ll investigate the cause of your loved one’s wrongful death and build a case focused on your family’s best interests, including the pursuit of fair compensation.
Call our firm at (863) 292-6922 today to discuss your potential case.