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When the unexpected death of a loved one happens, it can be difficult for those who are left to mourn. Sometimes friends and family members may try their best to understand this person’s life in order that they themselves might know how much he or she was cared about by others. Other times people find solace in memories before moving on without feeling so lonely anymore. A death of a loved one may be caused by accidents by someone's negligence, on road or on work, ignoring that, a loss is a loss and deals tremendous damage in emotional, physical, and lastly financial aspects that renders a family or persons involved with a victim unproductive. And the least thing the victim's family may do is to cling to legal experts' assistance through filing a wrongful death claim. Here are some cases that are eligible for the specific claim.

Types of Wrongful Death Cases

  1. In America, vehicular accidents (including cars, motors, & commericial trucks) are the number one cause of wrongful death. They happen as a result of driver negligence or reckless driving and they can be due to poor road conditions such as nighttime visibility problems when it is raining outside and unexpected blind spots.

    According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), there were 33,244 fatal motor vehicle crashes in the United States in 2019. This resulted in 36,096 deaths and a fatality rate of 1.11 per 100 million miles traveled with 11 fatalities per every 100 thousand people which ranged from 3.3 for District of Columbia residents to 25.4 for Wyomingites, rendering the state as having the deadliest roads.

    Vehicular Accidents are rampant because of these small but influential common causes such as: 

    • Distracted driving
    • Speeding
    • Drowsy Driving 
    • Drunk Driving
    • Bad Road Conditions
    • Mechanical Issues 
  2. Medical malpractice can be a deadly wrong. A medical mistake may cause injuries, disability and even death in some cases. This is why it's important to know your rights as an injured patient, because there are many ways that you will need support after the accident has happened but before the case ends with favorable results for all parties involved.

    According to Harvard Health, some medical malpractice cases involve minor injuries, but 80% of cases are related to severe patient injuries or deaths and approximately 15,000-19,000 medical malpractice claims were filed yearly. A recent Johns Hopkins study found out that approximately 250,000 fatalities are just from medical malpractice recorded every year. Common causes are believed to be: 

    • Misdiagnosis
    • Surgical Blunders and Errors
    • Human Errors
    • Hospital Negligence
    • Incorrect Treatment applied
    • Lacking of apt Machineries

  3. One of the most common cause of death in the workplace is work related accidents and injuries. Work-related fatalities are one of causes Workers in certain occupations are at a greater risk of death due to workplace accidents because the nature of the job is dangerous. A fatal work-related accident can happen anywhere, not just places where employees must be exposed to danger.

    According to a recent study, more than 50% of wrongful deaths are due to adverse events that occur during work-related activities such as exposure to an occupational hazard or motor vehicle accident while on duty with no injury resulting from it. The number of work related deaths in 2019 increased to 4,572. Since 2010 the rate has gone up 17%, while it's now 3% higher per 100,000 workers than before. In addition to these preventable fatalities there were 761 homicides and suicides at workplaces last year alone according to National Security Council (NSC).

    From Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) studies, common causes are: falls, slips, and trips, electrocutions, and being struck by falling or objects in motion.

By ecountering one of these cases, one may face mounting medical bills, funeral costs, time away from work, and a host of other financial and emotional strains. Working with someone to determine a fair and comprehensive claim that takes into account all of your financial and emotional losses is one way. How can family's victim cope with financial loss in such unfortunate event? Hire an injury lawyer.

Ryan LLP handle many wrongful death cases and lawsuits and provide years of expert experience to help you receive fair compensation for your loss. They have handled hundreds of cases successfully for our clients in Ohio and have recovered millions of dollars for victims’ families and loved ones. Call our offices now for free legal consultation.

 

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