Losing a loved one to death is always a tragic event for a family, and the pain of that loss is amplified when the death could have been prevented. All too often, people die because of another party’s negligence. If you recently lost a loved one and you want to discuss your family’s legal rights and options with a wrongful death lawyer, contact the Law Offices of Greg Prosmushkin, P.C. today.
What is wrongful death?
Legally speaking, a death is considered wrongful when it was brought about due to another party’s negligence. When this happens, the negligent party can be held liable—or legally responsible—for the wrongful death. Wrongful deaths can occur in a variety of different situations, all of them having the same tragic result: the loss of a life before its time—a loss that was preventable.
Negligence can happen due to inappropriate actions taken by the liable party or due to inaction on the liable party’s part. For example, a driver who is speeding and runs a red light and causes a fatal accident is negligent because their direct actions caused a deadly crash. In another example, when a client in a nursing home is neglected and develops bedsores which become infected and lead to sepsis and death, the staff and nursing home are negligent because their lack of prudent and reasonable action paved the way for their client’s premature death.
Types of wrongful death cases
Wrongful death is sadly common. Here are some situations which can lead to wrongful death lawsuits:
- Nursing home abuse or neglect causing premature death
- Fatal car accidents, truck accidents, and bus accidents
- Fatal motorcycle accidents
- Premises liability issues (building code violations causing deadly accidents)
- Product liability issues (defective product causing fatal accidents)
- Birth injury causing death of mother or infant
- Fatal spinal cord injuries
- Fatal workplace injuries
How an attorney can help
A wrongful death attorney can negotiate on your family’s behalf to recover damages from the party responsible for your loved one’s death. Your attorney can argue in favor of your family and secure a cash settlement or fight for a courtroom win in a wrongful death lawsuit. The damages recovered can be used to cover lost wages (crucial if the loved one was a breadwinner), funerary costs, and daily living expenses, thus easing the financial strain that a wrongful death can often result in.
Drexel Hill wrongful death attorneys
If you wish to speak with a wrongful death lawyer in Drexel Hill, the attorneys at the Law Offices of Greg Prosmushkin, P.C. can assist you with filing a lawsuit on behalf of your loved one. We believe that mourning families deserve justice and closure, and we will fight to get your family the financial compensation you deserve. We will advocate on behalf of your family to recover damages, and we will push to get you every dollar you are entitled to under the law. Contact us today for a free consultation.