We know that you do not think about what would happen if you lost a loved one in an accident, but if it happens, you need to know where to turn. At the Law Offices of Greg Prosmushkin, P.C., we recognize that there are things out of our control and that sometimes the negligence of other people, businesses, or agencies causes grave harm to the people we love.
When you need a Chester wrongful death attorney, our qualified and experienced team is standing by to help you through this difficult time. We will work hard to hold those responsible accountable for their actions.
What Is Wrongful Death?
We hear about wrongful death all the time, but what exactly does that mean? Wrongful death claims are made when someone dies as a result of negligence or a wrongful act of another person or entity, such as a company or government agency. These cases are usually brought by the family member of the person who was killed.
Here are a few common ways in which we see these cases arise, but please note that this list is not meant to be a complete account of ways wrongful death cases originate. Please speak with an attorney about your particular case.
- Vehicle Accidents: If a driver’s negligence contributed a death in an accident, then they could be held accountable for the fatality. This could be especially if a driver was drunk, distracted, or otherwise operating recklessly at the time of the accident.
- Violence: Families of homicide victims often choose to hold the perpetrator accountable in a civil wrongful death case after a criminal case it over with.
- Defective Products: If you look at the government recall website, you will see that there are hundreds of products on the market right now that could cause serious harm. They include vehicles, tools, foods, cosmetics, toys, medicines, and more.
- Workplace Accidents: If a worker is killed because an employer did not provide proper equipment or training for the job being completed, then the employer could be held accountable.
- Medical Mistakes: Medical errors are the third leading cause of death in the United States. These can be due to medication mistakes, surgical errors, misdiagnosis, or a failure to treat.
- Law Enforcement: Aside from the nightly news highlighting incidents of police misconduct, there are many other times where these things go unnoticed by the public. If your loved one has been the victim of wrongdoing by law enforcement, you need to seek legal assistance.
Do You Have Options?
In the aftermath of an incident that kills someone close to us, we are often left with many questions.
- Why did this happen?
- Was someone else to blame?
- Who should be held accountable?
At the Law Offices of Greg Prosmushkin, P.C., we want to help you answer those questions and any others you may have. If someone else was at fault, we will vigorously pursue compensation for your loss. This can include:
- Pain and suffering damages
- Loss of income of the deceased
- Punitive damages
- Funeral and burial expenses