March 26th, 2018| At Berg Injury Lawyers, we know there are few events in life more devastating than losing a loved one. The loss can be even more difficult to process if it was caused by a preventable accident. Our California wrongful death lawyers fight to help families and surviving spouses, children, and parents get compensation after a loved one dies due to someone else’s negligence. However, our years of experience handling these types of cases has made us aware that many families are unsure whether they have a wrongful death claim. There are certain types of fatal accidents and scenarios that can be considered wrongful death, such as:
- Work-related accidents – If your loved one suffered fatal injuries at work due to a lack of training or safety equipment or a dangerous work environment, you may be eligible to file a claim for compensation.
- Car accidents – All drivers have a responsibility to drive safely and cautiously. When they fail to uphold that responsibility, they can seriously injure and even kill innocent people—and that can be grounds for victims’ families to file wrongful death claims.
- Medical malpractice – Doctors, surgeons, and other healthcare providers are supposed to help their patients get better. But sometimes, their carelessness and negligence results in serious injuries that can prove fatal. When that happens, families can pursue compensation for their losses.