When someone we love passes away, it is always a time of grief and sorrow for those of us who are left behind. However, when someone dies because of another person’s negligence, the death is that much more painful because it could have been prevented if not for the negligent actions—or inactions—of another. When someone’s death could have been prevented but was not because of negligence, that is considered a “wrongful death” under civil law, and the person responsible can be held accountable for that death in the courtroom. If your loved one’s death could have been prevented and you wish to speak to a wrongful death lawyer, the legal professionals at Mayer & Rosenberg, P.C. are available to talk to you about your legal options as a grieving family member.
Negligence and liability are two key factors in a wrongful death lawsuit. A death is considered wrongful if it could have been prevented by lack of negligence on some other party’s behalf. For example, if a surgery patient dies after contracting an infection due to non-sterile surgical instruments being used during their procedure, the surgeon could be held liable in civil court for that patient’s death because their negligence—their neglect to ensure they were using sterilized implements during the surgery—caused a chain of events to unfold that led to the patient’s death. Once liability has been established, the party suing can attempt to recover damages from the liable party. Damages are given a monetary value based on elements like the pain and suffering of the family members and even lost wages if the person who died was a household breadwinner. The court may then compel the liable party to pay out these damages as a cash award to the family of the deceased.
During our 40+ years of experience in practicing law, we have seen various types of wrongful death cases in our offices. Some of these include:
If you need a wrongful death lawyer in Raytown, contact Mayer & Rosenberg, P.C. for a free consultation. While filing a wrongful death lawsuit against the party whose negligence resulted in your loved one’s death cannot bring your family member back, getting justice for the negligence that lead to their passing away can help to bring closure to mourning families. As a grief-stricken family member, you could be entitled to receive cash compensation from the party that was liable for your loved one’s death, and our goal is to make sure those negligent parties pay out every dime. Our attorneys have more than 40 years of experience in wrongful death litigation, and we are committed to helping our clients through the darkest times by being their courtroom advocates. Call today for a free case evaluation.
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