Wrongful Death

Wrongful death—why hire a lawyer?

Coping with the death of a loved one can be one of the most difficult times of your life. If someone’s wrongdoing or negligence caused your family member’s death, the mourning process only gets tougher. In such cases, you may be well within your rights to bring a wrongful death case to court and get the financial compensation and closure to which your family is entitled.

What is a ‘wrongful death’?

By definition, a wrongful death happens when one dies due to the wrongdoing or negligence of another party. In such instances, the beneficiaries or dependents of the deceased may be in line for financial damages.

While states across the US have passed statutes on wrongful death to compel manufacturing firms, doctors, and hospitals to discharge their professional duties carefully, wrongful deaths can occur in the following situations:

Vehicle accidents

Automobile firms may be held liable for faulty products in their vehicles, while trucking firms may be held liable for truck mishaps if their employees violate trucking regulations.

Medical malpractice in emergency rooms

Wrongful death claims can stem from the negligence of hospital workers in the emergency room, like misdiagnosing a health problem, performing surgical errors, or prematurely releasing a patient.

Anesthesia malpractice

This malpractice occurs when an anesthesiologist neglects their professional duties and administers a lethal anesthetic dosage.

Considerations when choosing a personal injury lawyer for wrongful death

Just like most lawsuits, only a few wrongful death cases ultimately end up before a jury. Considering the expense of bringing a lawsuit, lawyers often settle out of court to avert expensive trials. Lawyers can often help the defendant get better plea bargains.

We’ll fight for your family

If one of your family members has passed on after an injury or accident caused by the misconduct or negligence of another person, entity, or company, you may have the basis to bring a wrongful death claim against those liable. Be sure to call an experienced personal injury lawyer right away, taking into account the deadlines of filing lawsuits, to discuss your potential case and legal rights.

This is a tough time for your family. You don’t have to suffer this alone. To find out how the Oswalt Law Group can assist you with your case, please call our office at (602) 225-2222. We represent clients in Tolleson, Tempe, Sun City, Scottsdale, Phoenix, Peoria, Paradise Valley, Laveen, Goodyear, Glendale, El Mirage, Chandler, Avondale and other areas around Arizona.

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