If you suspect that the death of your loved one was caused by someone else or by more than one person or entity, it may be in your best interest to discuss your situation with a wrongful death lawyer Tysons VA residents can rely on as soon as possible.
What constitutes a wrongful death, typically involves the negligent, malicious, or reckless behavior of another person or persons. Losing a loved one unexpectedly is always difficult. Losing someone unexpectedly when you suspect that their death was caused by the actions (or inactions) of others can feel unbearable.
Time is of the Essence
Once a reliable wrongful death lawyer that is licensed to practice in the Tysons VA area has assessed that you have a case that is worth fighting for compensation for, he or she can start collecting evidence and information to build you a strong case. It is important to do this as soon as possible because oftentimes, the wrongs of others can get covered up and witness’ memories can become less accurate.
All states have statute of limitations for filing a wrongful death case. The time in which a wrongful death claim needs to be filed varies from state to state and within certain states, there are different statute of limitations for different kinds of wrongful death claims.
To find out about the statute of limitations and other important information about wrongful death claims in the Tysons, contact a licensed wrongful death lawyer Tysons VA is fortunate to have available to its residents.
Causes of Wrongful Deaths
Anyone can be a victim of a wrongful death. People of all ages and from all different walks of life and background are at the scary risk of being injured as the result of someone else’s negligence, malice, or recklessness.
The following list includes but is not limited to common causes for wrongful death cases to be filed:
Vehicular Accidents involving:
– Public transportation
– Ride sharing services
– Misdiagnosis and missed diagnosis
– Procedural mistakes
– Surgical mistakes
– Medicine mistakes
– Treatment plan mistakes
– Faulty medical equipment
Nursing Home Abuse and Neglect
– Physical abuse
– Missed medications
– Lack of proper attention, care and monitoring (e.g. bathing, preventing bed
sores, changing diapers, etc.)
– Exploding or combusting toys, technology, vehicle and other devices
– Dangerous clothing
– Improper safety warnings
– Contaminated foods
– Violent attacks
– Physical fights where the perpetrator/s continue to harm an incapacitated
person who is no longer fighting back
– Sexual attacks
– Poorly lit pedestrian areas
– Broken stairs
– Potholes, uneven and/or slick surfaces
– Not having appropriate safety features such as handrails,
– Toxic fumes and gases
– Insufficient security measures or broken security features
– Insufficient or broken safety devices
– Unsafe/unstable structures
– Slip or trip and falls
– Construction injuries
– Physical assaults
– Lack of or improper safety equipment and gear
– Equipment injuries
If a cherished family member has died as a result of any of the above and reasons not mentioned here, contact Cohen & Cohen, P.C. to talk to a wrongful death lawyer Tysons VA families can get legal counsel from.