What's The Most Common Accidents Resulting In Wrongful Death?

Posted on August 25, 2022

Wrongful death can be caused by many different factors. When someone dies because of the negligence, recklessness or intentional actions of another person, it is called wrongful death.  Families can seek legal action against the person responsible by knowing these possible causes.

Vehicle accidents

Many of the cases involving wrongful death are caused by pedestrian, motorbike and automobile collisions. In these cases, the defendant negligently operated their vehicle, causing an accident that results in the loss of life. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration estimates that approximately 40,000 Americans die annually from car accidents in the United States.

Product Liability

It can be dangerous for consumers to suffer serious injury if a manufacturer makes a mistake in designing or manufacturing a product. Sometimes, product defects can be severe enough to lead to death.

Trucking Accidents

Truck accidents are the most dangerous on the roads. This is due to the sheer size of commercial trucks that can result in catastrophic results. Truck drivers can be distracted by other things, while others might be tired and not be able to drive for the required hours. The steering, brake, and coupling system must be checked before every haul. However, they are often only reviewed briefly or not at all. This could have serious consequences for others using the road.

Carbon Monoxide Poisoning

To ensure tenants are protected from this silent killer, landlords should ensure that all rental properties have carbon monoxide detectors. Inhaled, the odorless, tasteless and colorless gas can cause serious brain damage or even death. Carbon monoxide poisoning is responsible for approximately 15,000 deaths annually.

Workplace Accidents

We expect safety and protection at work. Insufficient safety protocols or equipment can lead to serious injury in certain occupations. A fall in an unmarked construction area can result in fatal injuries. Safety tape and pylons should be used to mark the areas. Subcontractors can also injure each other on the same job, and may be responsible for any damages. We don't take on workplace accidents that are the fault of the employer or the employee.

These accidents are often caused by serious acts of negligence and reckless behavior. Beharry Law in Miami can help families navigate the legal issues that may arise.

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