Have you recently lost a loved one due to the reckless, selfish, or careless behavior of another person? If so, you may be eligible to file a wrongful death claim to seek compensation on behalf of the deceased. There are several situations that can constitute a wrongful death claim, but ultimately it is best to consult with an experienced personal injury attorney to determine if your case meets the qualifications of wrongful death. At Andreopoulos Law, the most frequent wrongful death claims we see are for:
1. Automobile Accidents: Whether it’s a car, truck, or motorcycle, automobile accidents are one of the most common wrongful death claims. When drivers are distracted or their judgement is impaired by drugs or alcohol, victims are often left with serious injuries, and tragically in many cases, die as a result of the accident.
2. Medical Malpractice: Another frequent cause for wrongful death claims is medical malpractice suits. When a doctor or healthcare professional makes a mistake that results in the death of a patient, the family of the victim has the right to file a wrongful death claim. Some medical errors that result in death include surgical mistakes and mis-filed prescriptions.
3. Criminal Acts: The family of a victim that was killed from criminal behavior, such as murder or robbery, has the right to sue for wrongful death. The negative actions of a person, such as bullying, that results in a suicide, have also been brought up as wrongful death charges in some cases.
If you have lost a loved one to the above circumstances, or if you believe your case is wrongful death, please contact us at Andreopoulos Law to request your free consultation. One of our attorneys can help you obtain compensation for medical expenses, lost income, and other grievances.