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

August 25, 2022

When someone dies because of the negligence, recklessness or intentional actions of another person, it is called wrongful death . This article will discuss the most common causes leading to wrongful deaths. It is intended to educate surviving family members so they know they can seek legal action against the person responsible with the help of a good wrongful death attorney.

The most common accidents resulting in wrongful death here in the USA are:

  1. Vehicle Accidents
  2. Product Liability
  3. Trucking Accidents
  4. Carbon Monoxide Poisoning
  5. Workplace Accidents

Now, let's discuss each of these causes individually.

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.

Contact Our Wrongful Death Lawyer in Miami FL Today!

The above accidents are often caused by serious acts of negligence and reckless behavior. Beharry Law in Miami can help eligible family members navigate the legal issues that may arise.  We are here to fight for you and your family by making the responsible party compensate your family for their loss.  If your loved one died from either of these accidents discussed above or by any another means, schedule your FREE consultation today to discuss your legal options and determine if you have a strong case worth pursuing in court  .

If you recently lost a loved one in a wrongful death, contact our wrongful death lawyer for a FREE consultation . . . .

Michael D. Beharry, Esq.

An experienced personal injury attorney in the Miami area, who is committed to helping injured accident victims with cases involving car accidents, truck accidents, motorcycle accidents, rideshare accidents, wrongful death, slip and falls, as well as brain and spinal cord injuries.

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