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2 common causes of wrongful death claims

On Behalf of | May 21, 2022 | Wrongful Death |

The sudden and tragic death of a loved one can be traumatic, to say the least. If you have lost a loved one in a fatal incident, you may consider filing a wrongful death lawsuit against the responsible party. 

Death is considered wrongful when it is caused by another party’s negligence, recklessness or a deliberate bad act. It may happen in the hands of a dangerous motorist, a healthcare provider or following the use of a faulty product, among other means.

Here are some of the scenarios when you can pursue a wrongful death lawsuit in Texas:

A fatal car accident

Auto accidents are some of the most common causes of wrongful deaths. These include accidents that involve motorists versus other motorists, cyclists or pedestrians. Examples of negligent acts that can result in fatal car accidents include:

  • Speeding
  • Running a stop sign
  • Drunk driving
  • Distracted driving

Every motorist owes other road users a duty of care. If they go against laid-out traffic laws, they may be held liable for their actions. And this includes wrongful death. 

A fatal medical visit

Medical malpractice can also result in wrongful death. This happens when the patient’s death is directly attributable to the health care provider’s mistakes.

Here are examples of medical malpractice incidents that can result in wrongful death:

  • Missed diagnosis
  • Delayed diagnosis
  • Injuries during birth
  • Wrong treatment
  • Pharmacy errors
  • Birth injuries
  • Surgical errors

A loved one’s death under any circumstance can be difficult to process. Find out how you can successfully pursue a wrongful death lawsuit if you have lost a loved one as a result of another party’s unlawful or reckless actions.