The unexpected loss of a loved one is a heart-wrenching experience that can leave families feeling overwhelmed and searching for answers. When the cause of death is due to someone else’s negligence or carelessness, the pain of the loss can be even more profound.

In this article, we will discuss the leading causes of wrongful death to help raise awareness and understand the importance of holding responsible parties accountable. As we delve into these common causes, please know that our empathetic and experienced attorneys are here to support and guide you in seeking justice for your loved one, should you ever find yourself facing such a tragic situation.

Here are the top 7 common causes of wrongful death

  1. Motor Vehicle Accidents Resulting in a Fatality: Car, truck, and motorcycle accidents often result in severe injuries or fatalities. Negligent drivers, poorly maintained roads, or defective vehicle components can all contribute to a wrongful death claim.
  2. Medical Malpractice: When healthcare professionals fail to provide the expected standard of care, patients can suffer severe injuries or even death. Misdiagnoses, surgical errors, medication mistakes, and birth injuries are examples of medical malpractice that can lead to a wrongful death.
  3. Workplace Accidents: Employees are entitled to safe working conditions, but unfortunately, accidents still occur. Inadequate safety measures, lack of proper training, or defective equipment can contribute to workplace fatalities, particularly in industries such as construction, manufacturing, and transportation.
  4. Defective Products: Manufacturers have a responsibility to ensure their products are safe for consumers. However, sometimes defective products make it to the market, leading to severe injuries or death. Examples include faulty medical devices, dangerous toys, or malfunctioning automobile parts.
  5. Premises Liability: Property owners have a duty to maintain safe conditions for visitors. Slip and fall accidents, drowning in poorly maintained swimming pools, or inadequate security measures can result in a wrongful death claim.
  6. Truck Accidents: Commercial trucks, due to their large size and heavy loads, can cause catastrophic accidents, often resulting in wrongful death. Negligent truck drivers, inadequate maintenance, or improperly loaded cargo can contribute to these devastating accidents, leaving families to cope with the tragic loss of a loved one.
  7. Bicycle Accidents: Cyclists are vulnerable road users, and when involved in collisions with motor vehicles, the consequences can be severe or even fatal. Bicycle accidents can result from negligent drivers, poor road conditions, or faulty bicycle components, leading to a wrongful death claim for grieving families.

Note: GJEL Accident Attorneys does not handle workplace defective product or premises liability cases.

If you have lost a loved one due to any of these causes or another form of negligence, our empathetic and experienced attorneys are here to help you seek justice and compensation. Contact us today for a free case review and let us support you through this difficult time.