3 Common Accidents That Lead to Wrongful Death Claims

by Staff Blogger | November 11th, 2019

At Berg Injury Lawyers, it’s our goal to help people who have been injured because of other people’s or parties’ negligence. And while most of the claims we build are for people who suffered serious injuries, we also build claims for the surviving loved ones of victims of fatal accidents. When someone dies as a result of others’ negligence, their family members can pursue compensation via a wrongful death claim—and it’s our job to provide them the legal representation they need. There are many types of accidents and injuries that can result in wrongful deaths. However, our California wrongful death lawyers know that certain accident types are more likely to result in deaths than others, including:
  1. Auto accidents—Wrongful deaths can occur when drivers break the rules of the road. Whether they’re speeding, driving while impaired, driving while intoxicated, or running red lights, negligent drivers can cause serious and even fatal injuries to others.
  2. Motorcycle accidents—Motorcyclists are vulnerable on California’s roadways. Their only protection comes from their riding gear, and it’s not always enough to prevent serious injuries. When other drivers fail to look out for motorcyclists, they can cause fatal accidents.
  3. Truck accidents—The trucking industry is strictly regulated and governed in the U.S. The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has its own bylaws that truck drivers, companies, and owners must abide by. When they fail to abide by those rules, fatal crashes can occur.
If your loved one was killed in an accident that wasn’t their fault, you may be eligible to get compensation for medical bills, lost wages, loss of companionship, and more. Contact us today for a free consultation.