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Posted in Blog on September 13, 2021   |  by Gary Burger

Common Types of Wrongful Death Cases

You are experiencing the unimaginable. Do not make an already tender and difficult time for you and your family even tougher by trying to navigate your wrongful death case alone. Trust your recovery to an experienced wrongful death lawyer with Burger Law. Speak to us about your case for free and get help with your St. Louis wrongful death case today by calling us at 314-542-2222.

Common Types of Wrongful Death Cases

A wrongful death can occur in nearly any kind of situation. If your loved one was killed because another individual or group was negligent, you may have a wrongful death claim. It can help to understand some of the most common types of accidents that can lead to wrongful death claims.

Some of the most common wrongful death claims are:

  1. Car accidents: We all know that these fast-moving machines can be dangerous, in spite of the advancements in technology and safety. Car accidents can lead to serious injuries, and in the most devastating cases can cause death or injuries that lead to death. Some of the most common causes of car accidents are:
    • Speeding
    • Reckless driving
    • Distracted driving
    • Road conditions
    • Drunk driving
  2. Truck accidents: Semi-trucks and other trucks and commercial vehicles can be tremendously dangerous due to their sheer size, which limits the driver’s visibility and increases the force of the impact. Truck accidents are commonly caused by errors like:
    • Driving fatigued
    • Aggressive driving
    • Poor driver training
    • Mechanical defects
    • Driving under the influence
  3. Medical malpractice: When you receive medical care, you trust that your doctors, nurses, surgeons, and other providers are giving you the care you need without causing you any additional harm. Sometimes, these providers make mistakes in undertreating, misdiagnosing, mistreating, and other negligent care that can cause a patient harm and in serious cases, cause death. Wrongful death due to medical malpractice could be caused by things like:
    • Wrong diagnosis
    • Missed diagnosis
    • Birth complications
    • Lack of informed consent
    • Defective medical devices
  4. Work-related accidents: Our laws in the United States protect workers against sharp or unfair condions while they work.OSHA, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, is the federal organization charged with regulating employment and workplace safety, but accidents and hazards skill exist. Some common wrongful deaths caused by work-related accidents are:
    • Mechanical failures
    • Falls
    • Motor vehicle accidents
    • Exposure to harmful chemicals
    • Manufacturing and construction accidents

If you have lost a loved one in an accident such as a car accident, truck accident, medical malpractice, workplace accident, defective product, or other tragedy, you may have a wrongful death claim. By filing a wrongful death suit you have the opportunity to hold the person who caused your loved one’s death accountable for their negligence and receive compensation that can help make things easier for you and your family in the time following the accident. To make the most of your wrongful death claim in St. Louis, hire an experienced wrongful death lawyer from Burger Law.

Pursue a Wrongful Death Claim in Missouri or Illinois

If you have lost a loved one in a tragedy such as one of the common wrongful death cases listed above or another type of fatal accident, Burger Law is here to help. In order to be successful in your wrongful death claim, you need a knowledgeable and committed wrongful deaath attorney in St. Louis to help you hold the part accountable and collect the damages you are owed. Allow us to begin helping you today by calling us at 314-542-2222 or sending us a message.