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6 Types of Wrongful Death Cases

wrongful death attorney meetingThe unexpected death of a close family member is difficult to bear. While no amount of money can undo your loss, you shouldn’t have to endure financial hardship if someone else’s negligence is to blame for your loved one’s passing. Here are six types of wrongful death cases that may entitle you to compensation.

Wrongful Death from a Car or Motorcycle Accident

Car crashes and motorcycle collisions are among the most common wrongful death claims. You may have a valid case if the driver who caused the accident was:

Wrongful Death from a Truck Accident

Commercial truck accidents differ from regular passenger vehicle accidents in several ways. Your wrongful death attorney will examine several elements to determine if they contributed to the accident. These may include:

  • Oversized or improperly secured loads
  • Mechanical failures
  • Improper maintenance
  • Driver error or intoxication

Wrongful Death from a Bicycle or Pedestrian Accident

Pedestrians and bicyclists have a high risk of injury or death if they are hit by a car. In many cases, bicycle and pedestrian accidents result from driver negligence. If this applies to your wrongful death case, your attorney will gather evidence to help support your claim.

Wrongful Death from Medical Malpractice

Healthcare providers are trained to avoid harming their patients, and hospitals have protocols in place to help prevent injury and death. Even so, medical malpractice kills roughly 200,000 patients in the US every year. Examples of medical errors that could lead to death include:

Wrongful Workplace Death

Some work environments are more dangerous than others. You could file a wrongful death claim if your loved one was required to work under hazardous conditions that led to a fatal accident. Some of the most common work-related accidents that result in employee death include:

Wrongful Death from a Defective Product

Manufacturers have a legal duty to provide consumers with safe products. If your loved one was killed while using an inherently defective or dangerous product, you can hold the manufacturer liable by filing a wrongful death claim. Examples of defective products include:

File a Wrongful Death Claim in New Jersey

Gelman Gelman Wiskow & McCarthy LLC can help you seek justice against the wrongdoers who took your loved one’s life, whether through negligence or malicious intent. Our wrongful death attorneys have 65 years of combined experience helping victims’ family members obtain the compensation they deserve. Contact us at 862-263-0770 today to request a free, one-hour consultation. A Spanish translator is available upon request.

  • In 2020, we settled or won, at trial/mediation/arbitration, 112 personal injury cases. Our clients recovered over ten million dollars. Our firm set a record in 2020 by settling 15 cases for $200,000.00 or more. In the last eleven years, we have settled/won over one thousand cases and our clients have recovered over 100 million dollars.
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  • Results may vary depeding on your particular facts and legal circumstances.
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