A wrongful death case is any death caused by the fault or negligence of someone else. This is true not only in Illinois, Wisconsin, and Iowa but across the nation. If you believe that a sibling, parent, child, or spouse has died and someone's action, or inaction, caused the death, you may be able to bring a wrongful death suit against this person or business.
A wrongful death case is about more than compensating you for your devastating loss; it's about ensuing that the guilty party is brought to justice, and that future accidents and deaths are avoided.
The following list will give you an overview of the more common types of wrongful death cases:
- Car or traffic accidents. Distracted and drunk drivers must be held accountable for their actions. These drivers cause thousands of injuries and deaths each year.
- Medical error. Medical errors that can cause a death include a bad or dangerous drug, failure to diagnose medical conditions, and surgical errors. Mistakes made by doctors and other medical professionals can cost patients their lives.
- Workplace injuries. On-the-job injuries can be serious enough to kill or disable a worker. If a foreman, manager, or business owner did not work to prevent an accident, a wrongful death claim can be filed.
- Product liability. When a dangerous product injures or kills, there is a breach of trust on the part of the manufacturer. A wrongful death case of this type is very important, as the manufacturer must be prevented from causing further injury and death.
When you are ready to speak with an attorney about the death of your loved one, please contact an attorney at Hupy and Abraham. We have the compassion and the experience to help you through this difficult time.