Losing a loved one is always difficult. When the loss of life is someone else’s fault, the situation becomes even more painful. A wrongful death—a death that was caused by someone else’s negligence or misconduct—results in more than just the emotional impact; families must also contend with loss of income, loss of support and costs related to the death. If you have lost a spouse, child, sibling or parent, the experienced professionals at Gravel & Shea can help you navigate the legal system and get the money damages that you deserve.
Most wrongful deaths occur under the simplest of circumstances, such as when a medical professional administers the wrong dose of medication or otherwise makes a careless and largely preventable mistake or when a driver is careless.
COMMON CAUSES OF WRONGFUL DEATH INCLUDE:
- Car and truck crashes
- Motorcycle accidents
- Bicycle accidents
- Pedestrian accidents
- Defective and dangerous drugs
- Defective medical devices
- Medical malpractice, including birth injuries, delayed or missed diagnosis, or surgical errors
- Nursing home neglect
- Premises liability incidents, such as slip-and-fall accidents
- Work-related injuries