Nobody wants to believe that a wrongful death may occur in their family. Unfortunately, wrongful death cases happen far more often than we would like to think. In fact, according to a recent study by the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, there are upwards of 146,000 wrongful deaths each year in the United States alone. When families experience these tragedies, it is important they have the proper knowledge to know to reach out to professional legal counsel in order to help them get their fair compensation in a time of need. If you or someone you love believes they have been victims of a wrongful death in their family, it may be in your best interest to reach out to Cohen & Cohen, a group of experienced lawyers serving the Washington DC, Maryland, Virginia, and surrounding areas, whose mission is to help victims like you deal with wrongful death cases.
What is a wrongful death?
Many people are unaware of what actually qualifies as a wrongful death suit. After all, while all death is tragic, death that results because of somebody else’s fault is a travesty. A wrongful death, in legal terms, deals with deaths that occur as a result of somebody’s negligent misconduct, or less commonly, as a result of someone’s deliberate actions to harm another. A lawsuit for wrongful death usually involves suing the party responsible for the death in order to receive compensation for medical bills, funeral expenses, and any monetary value the family loses with the death of a loved one.
What are some examples of a wrongful death case?
Every wrongful death case is different. As long as somebody else is at fault for your loved one’s passing, then there are grounds to sue. However, there are some commonalities among each case that point to a wrongful death case. Some common examples of what a wrongful death suit could look like include (but are certainly not limited to):
- A motor vehicle accident
- Medical and/surgical mistake that leads to death
- Fatal accidents in the workplace (such as construction)
- Criminal activity
- Death under supervision (such as drowning when a lifeguard is present)
- Exposure to dangerous toxins or other related substances
- Faulty products (such as poisonous food)
Why should I hire a lawyer?
Regardless of the way the death is caused, all result in the same thing: the loss of your loved one. This can be an incredibly painful process, and you shouldn’t have to worry about mounting medical expenses in dealing with your loved one’s passing. Whether it be funeral expenses or the loss of income it may cause, finances can be a stresser especially at your time of need. By hiring a skilled lawyer, you can reduce the stress by having some to help guide you through the process. A professional attorney, like any one on our team at Cohen & Cohen, will fight for you to receive your fair compensation no matter who you’re up against. Wrongful death suits can claim upwards of a hundred million dollars, so you shouldn’t wait.
Do not hesitate to call Cohen & Cohen and we will immediately put you in contact with a wrongful death lawyer on our team.