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5 Types of Wrongful Death Cases

The death of a loved one is never easy and rarely expected. This is especially true in the case of a wrongful death when loved ones never have the opportunity to say goodbye. If you are the family member of someone who has died wrongfully, you could be entitled to compensation through a wrongful death claim and/or lawsuit.

As wrongful death attorneys in Cincinnati, we have represented many grieving family members through this process, not for their own gain, but so that they can seek justice and accountability. Below we will address some of the most common types of accidents and wrongful death cases.

If any of these resemble what a deceased loved one went through, please reach out to The Richards Firm to see if you could be entitled to compensation.

Commercial Truck & Car Accidents

Truck and car accidents are one of the most common causes of wrongful death in America due to how many people drive and the hours we collectively spend on the road. While some car and truck accidents are beyond the control of either driver, many are caused by negligence. Auto accidents caused by distracted driving, speeding, drunk driving, oversized loads, driving while drowsy, or roadway issues could all result in wrongful death.

Motorcycle, Bicycle, or Pedestrian Accident

Similar to truck and car accidents above, accidents involving motorcycles, bicycles, or pedestrians are common when negligence is involved. Unfortunately, these accidents are much more likely to be deadly due to the lack of safety protection for those who are on motorcycles or bikes and pedestrians.

Medical Malpractice

Generally speaking, we can trust our medical professionals and providers to be well-trained and experts in their field. Hospitals, clinics, and nursing homes have numerous rules and regulations in place to protect patients. Unfortunately, the best practices can sometimes fall through the cracks. A wrongful death claim may arise from death due to a mistake, malpractice, or negligence of a medical professional or caretaker.

Workplace Accident

There are a whole array of occupations and professions out there that require their workers to take on a great deal of risk every day. Employers should still be accountable when a workplace accident results in a death. Any workplace should always be actively supporting the safety of their workers.

Product Liability

A product liability lawsuit and wrongful death lawsuit can be one in the same when the defectiveness of a product results in loss of life. When a product is used properly, as it is intended, it should not be dangerous to the user. Defective products can result in death with any product from children’s toys to medications, vehicles, or appliances.

Free Consultation at The Richards Firm

If you have lost a family member or loved one due to any of the reasons listed above, contact Rhys Richards at The Richards Firm for your free consultation. We are available to go over the details of your loss to see if you could be owed compensation through a wrongful death claim and/or lawsuit.

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