The Different Types of Wrongful Death Cases

Tuesday, December 14, 2021

Wrongful deaths are extremely traumatic experiences for surviving family members of an individual. One of the key factors involved with wrongful death cases is preventability. In most scenarios, someone or some organization is responsible for the death of another, meaning that their negligence has caused extreme pain and suffering for the family members of that individual.

The Law Offices of J. Jeffrey Herman employs top-notch Oxnard wrongful death attorneys whose main goal is to secure financial compensation for the families of someone who passed away following the negligence of another entity. In addition to our legal services, we are committed to informing the public of the intricacies of wrongful death cases so that they are better informed heading into a lawsuit.

Automobile Wrongful Death Accidents

One of the most common forms of wrongful deaths is car and trucking accidents. In the United States, the large majority of the population drives to work, runs errands, and goes about their daily lives. The lack of adequate public transportation means that car accidents are unfortunately quite common. Many of these result in deaths – especially those involving large commercial trucks.

In all cases, the most common causes for deaths on the roadway include distracted driving, drunk driving, operating vehicles at excessive speeds, and driving while drowsy. Trucks on the other hand have a different set of circumstances that more often lead to crashes.

  • Oversized loads
  • Driver error
  • Improperly secured loads
  • Mechanical failures
  • Improper maintenance

Wrongful Deaths and Other Means of Transportation in California

Another common reason that wrongful death cases are initiated is the result of pedestrianbicycle, and motorcycle accidents. These cases are unique in the sense that those traveling by foot or bike are normally much more likely to have a fatal accident than those in closed cabins. In a society that lacks proper pedestrian infrastructure or other amenities like bike lanes, these accidents are all too common across the United States of America.

Fatal Negligence in the Workplace

Workplace-related deaths have been gaining popularity in the media over recent years. Workers in occupations such as construction, agriculture, and other physically demanding jobs have a higher risk of death than other workers. There is a slew of reasons that these physically demanding jobs could result in a catastrophic accident.

  • Overexertion
  • Heat-related death
  • Falls
  • Machinery malfunction or misuse
  • Lack of proper safety protocols
  • Falling or Airborne objects
  • Electrocution

Despite most of these issues occurring in more physically demanding workspaces, it is not unheard of for wrongful deaths in workplaces to occur in more traditional work settings like offices.

J. Jeffrey Herman: Stepping in When You Need Someone Most

It is critical that you reach out to an Oxnard wrongful death attorney at The Law Offices of J. Jeffrey Herman as soon as an accident happens. At our firm, we understand that this is oftentimes the most emotionally draining time of a family’s life. Despite these difficulties, our firm hopes to communicate the sheer importance of bringing those responsible to justice as soon as possible. Call us at 805-983-2344 for a free consultation where one of our representatives will assess your case and advise you on how to move forward after the death of your family member.

The Law Offices of J. Jeffrey Herman has a focus on personal injury cases in other parts of California.

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