Even though we have rules to make our roads, public spaces and workplaces safe, there is a continued need for an experienced wrongful death lawyer Montgomery MD residents can rely on.
What Is A Wrongful Death?
A wrongful death is the death of a human of any age that is the result of a wrongful act of another person, people or entity.
Wrongful acts usually are the result of negligence, reckless behavior, or malice.
A wrongful death is the basis for a lawsuit or wrongful death action. It can be filed against the party or parties who caused a death and can be fought on behalf of the victim’s surviving family members.
A wrongful death lawsuit is a civil suit that is not dependent on whether there is a criminal lawsuit against the perpetrator not. A wrongful death civil lawsuit is filed and tried independent of whether there is/was a criminal lawsuit, nor does the outcome of any criminal proceedings determine the outcome of the civil lawsuit.
Causes of Wrongful Death
A wrongful death can be the result of many different causes. It can occur in many different locations and because of many different situations. It does not matter whether your loved ones death was deliberate or unintentional, the surviving family members may be entitled to compensation for their loss.
If you are going through the difficult situation of knowing or thinking that the death of your loved one warrants a wrongful death claim, contact a wrongful death lawyer Montgomery MD families can turn to in trying times such as the one you are finding yourself in. Being informed of your and your family’s rights may help you to make to make decisions about how to proceed in the upcoming days and months.
Common causes of wrongful deaths include but are not limited to:
Wrongful deaths are unfortunately common because of the negligence of physicians,
other health practitioners, and the hospitals/facilities where treatments, procedures and
surgeries are performed.
Nursing Home Neglect and Abuse
Even though people send their older loved ones and loved ones who are unable to care
for themselves to nursing homes and facilities, it does not guarantee that they will be
properly taken care of. Physical, mental/emotional and sexual abuse are causes of
wrongful deaths in nursing homes. Forms of negligence that can cause wrongful deaths
in nursing homes include malnutrition, misappropriated medications, lack of attention
and/or lack of appropriate monitoring and supervision.
Accidents involving cars, trucks, bicycles and pedestrians are one of the more common
causes of wrongful deaths. People who drive under the influence of alcohol or drugs,
drive recklessly, and/or aggressively, often break laws that result in the death.
Even when an individual complies and practices the safety rules of their job, deaths on
the job are all too common. When they are the result of a person (or peoples)
negligence, malice or reckless behavior, it may be considered a wrongful death.
Premise Liability Accidents
When an owner of a property or a property manager fails to properly maintain their
premises, accidents that are the result of their negligence can cause wrongful deaths.
Violent Acts and Crimes
Regardless of the perpetrators intent, if a person dies as the result of their violent act or
crime, it may be considered a wrongful death.
If you think that you may be in need of a wrongful death lawyer Montgomery MD families can trust, contact Cohen & Cohen for a free case evaluation today.