Thursday, September 22, 2016

An Introductory Guide To Wrongful Death Cases

There are various ways in which a wrongful death can happen. The most common ones include road collisions, product liabilities, and medical malpractice. But wrongful death cases are anything but simple. Here are a few important details people need to know about them.

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  • As mentioned above, accidents are one of the most common causes of wrongful deaths. Around 30 percent of deaths in the United States that result from accidents happen on the road. In fact, in 2013, there were over 33,000 fatalities because of automobile crashes and other road accidents.
  • When an infant is born alive but died because of medical malpractice, that is sufficient grounds for a wrongful death suit. The same applies to babies who were born alive but died because they sustained injuries while inside their mother’s womb. But if an infant dies while still in utero, that does not constitute wrongful death.
  • In some states, a person is not allowed to file wrongful death cases against his or her family members. In the states that do allow this, only allow adults to file the cases, not minors.
  • Medical practice and medical errors claim the lives of over 100,000 patients in the U.S., and very few of those accused are found guilty in court.

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Olympia Law P.C.
specializes in a number of cases, including wrongful death. Learn more about the Califonia-based practice, by visiting this website.