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10 Causes of Wrongful Death

10 Common Causes of Wrongful Death

  • Slip and fall accident. Fatalities are not the most common injuries caused by slip or trip and fall accidents, but deaths can occur due to someone else’s negligence and may result in wrongful death claims.
  • Accident on someone else’s property. It isn’t only slip and fall accidents that can lead to fatalities on someone else’s property. Swimming pool accidents, electrical fires, and other incidents that lead to fatal injuries may also be the result of property owner negligence.
  • Motorcycle accident. Drivers of all vehicles owe a duty of care to everyone with whom they share the road. When a rider dies because of the negligence of another driver then his estate or his family may have the right to pursue a wrongful death claim.
  • Truck accident. Some fatal truck crashes are caused by the negligence of the trucker, some are caused by the negligence of the trucking company, and some occur for other reasons. If anyone’s negligence caused your loved one to die in a truck wreck, then you may be able to recover damages.
  • Pedestrian accident. A pedestrian accident can happen anywhere, and pedestrians are at significant risk of death because they lack the protective metal of a motor vehicle. When a pedestrian death is caused by someone else’s negligence then a wrongful death cause of action may exist.
  • Bicycle accident. Bicyclists, like pedestrians, lack the protection of a motor vehicle and must share the road with other drivers. When a bicyclist is killed by the negligence of someone else, then his survivors may have a wrongful death claim.
  • Various driving accidents. Whether it’s drunk, distracted, drowsy, or any number of other situations, unsafe driving is the cause of the vast majority of wrongful deaths in Wisconsin.
  • Dog bites. A dog bite can result in excessive bleeding, an infection, or in another dangerous injury causes the death of the victim.
  • Negligent security incidents. When a property owner or manager fails to provide reasonable security on his property and a person is killed in an attack, an assault, or other incident, then the property owner or manager may be legally responsible for the death.
  • Nursing home abuse or neglect incident. Nursing homes are supposed to care for people who cannot care for themselves. However, when they are negligent, they can cause wrongful deaths.

If your loved one died in one of these accidents—or in any other incident caused by the negligent or intentional actions of someone else—then you need to do what steps to take next.

Perhaps the best course of action given your situation would be to file a wrongful death lawsuit against the party you view as responsible for the death of your loved one to recover compensation from them for their wrongdoing. The attorneys at Hupy and Abraham are standing by to help you determine the best course of action and aid you along the way of recovering from these tragedies. We can be reached at800-800-5678 or online at hupy.com

For more information visit www.hupy.com

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