Wrongful death accidents are much more common than most people think. The majority of wrongful death cases which result in courts or insurance companies favoring the family of the decedent do not make news headlines, which is why when a family loses a loved one due to the wrongful action of another, they are often reluctant to pursue compensation.
The reality is wrongful death cases occur by the thousands in Georgia every day. A large number of these cases are the result of auto accidents. Due to the number and types of vehicles on the road, the probability of fatalities occurring is much higher than in most other environments. At-fault drivers or other parties such as vehicle manufacturers, mechanics, trucking companies, or companies responding for road safety devices may be liable in a wrongful death case.
There are also a number of other individuals or entities that may be involved in common wrongful death cases, leaving families devastated at the loss of a loved one.
Medical professionals have an obligation to ensure that patients in their care receive the right treatment, administered correctly. In some instances, a medical professional may make mistakes that result in the wrongful death of a patient. Examples include misdiagnosis, failure to provide suitable treatment, and prescribing the wrong medications.
Nursing Home Neglect or Abuse
Our Georgia elderly is one of the most vulnerable groups of citizens in the state. Nursing home patients rely on caregivers to provide the essential rights of life and dignity. This may include providing meals, washing and cleaning, and the opportunity to engage in social activities within the community. If a caregiver is negligent in a way that results in wrongful death, the family of the decedent has the right to pursue compensation.
Employers have an obligation to provide employees with a safe environment. A good example of protecting employees would include putting reasonable provisions in place to help prevent armed robberies in the workplace. There are thousands of possible scenarios where a wrongful death may occur in the workplace, so families are encouraged to reach out to an experienced personal injury lawyer for advice and consultation.
Defective Product Liability
Manufacturers and product designers are responsible for product liability, which means if a product is deemed defective and it results in a death the family of the decedent may have a case for wrongful death. These cases can become complicated and may involve more than one party who has suffered injury as a result of the defective product. A surviving spouse or parties considered as heirs should contact a personal injury lawyer to discuss details of the potential case.
Fry | Goehring
At the Fry | Goehring, we believe that every grieving family that is fighting a wrongful death case deserves justice in Georgia. We treat each case with complete confidentiality and compassion regardless of whether or not our firm ultimately ends up representing you.
Reach out to the Fry | Goehring for a free consultation if you have lost a loved one and believe that another party is responsible.