Examples of Wrongful Death Causes
Wrongful death is a term used to describe a situation where the negligent, reckless, or intentional actions of another person or entity cause someone’s death. Here are some examples of causes of wrongful death:
Medical malpractice: occurs when a healthcare provider fails to provide proper treatment or care to a patient, leading to their death.
Vehicle accidents: A person may be killed in a car, truck, or motorcycle accident due to another driver’s reckless or negligent behavior.
Workplace accident: Someone may be killed on the job due to the employer’s failure to provide a safe work environment or due to the negligence of a coworker.
Defective products: Someone may be killed due to a defective product, such as a faulty car seat or medical device.
Premises liability: Someone may be killed due to the owner of a property failing to maintain safe conditions on their property, such as by failing to repair a dangerous staircase.
Criminal behavior: Someone may be killed due to a criminal act, such as murder or assault.
Police brutality: Someone may be killed by a police officer who uses excessive force when it is unjustified.
These are just a few examples of causes of wrongful death. If you believe that someone’s death was caused by the negligence or wrongdoing of another person or entity, you may want to speak with qualified counsel at Hyland + Padilla today.