5 Common Wrongful Death Accidents
Losing a loved one at the hands of someone else is a heartbreaking situation. While no amount of money could ever replace your loved one, there’s compensation available that can help you start to pick up the pieces.
What Is a Wrongful Death Claim?
Wrongful death refers to a claim against an individual who caused the death of another due to negligence. For example, if someone passes away due to a car accident, the surviving family can file a wrongful death claim against the at-fault party for damages.
In Minnesota, you and your family can recover damages such as funeral expenses, medical care and treatment, loss of income, loss of companionship and more, depending on your case.
5 Common Types of Wrongful Death Accidents
Wrongful death claims can stem from any type of fatal accident. Some of the most common wrongful death accidents include:
- Car accidents: Unfortunately, more than 90 people die in car accidents daily within the United States. Many fatal accidents are caused by distracted driving, speeding, drunk driving and driving while drowsy.
- Bike and pedestrian accidents: Approximately 6,590 pedestrians lost their lives in 2019 due to accidents. And in 2018, 857 cyclists were killed in motor vehicle crashes. Unfortunately, cyclists and pedestrians aren’t as protected as motorists while on the road.
- Semi-truck accidents: Semi trucks are huge and travel at grueling speeds. Due to their nature, these accidents often result in fatalities for those driving smaller passenger vehicles.
- Workplace accidents: Falls, falling debris and electrocutions cause many workplace deaths each year.
- Medical errors: Even with safety protocols in place, accidents still occur in the medical field. Errors such as misdiagnosis, delayed treatment and defective medical devices can result in fatalities.
If You’ve Lost a Loved One, Call Brazil Law Group Today
Have you lost a loved one due to an accident? There’s help available to you—don’t wait. In Minnesota, you have three years to file a wrongful death claim. To learn more about wrongful death or to discuss your case, give us a call at 612-874-6109 or send us a message.