Here are the most common causes of wrongful death events

Fatal accidents happen every day in Tennessee. In many of these incidents, no one is to blame; they are true accidents that weren't anyone's fault. In other cases, the accidents are the fault of an unlawful, negligent or reckless party. In this article, we'll take a look at some of the most common ways that wrongful death incidents occur.

Common ways that wrongful death incidents happen:

  • Car accidents: Drunk drivers, distracted drivers, speeding drivers, unlawful drivers and aggressive drivers cause numerous, completely avoidable deaths in Tennessee every year.
  • Truck accidents: Different laws regulate the activities of semitruck drivers, and when truck drivers violate these laws, they endanger the fellow citizens with whom they share the road.
  • Bicycle crashes: Vehicle drivers owe an elevated responsibility of due diligence and care to take evasive action and be extra-attentive to prevent crashes with bicyclists. This especially true when the bicyclist is a child.
  • Medical malpractice: Numerous medical malpractice events happen every day throughout the nation. Most are nonfatal, fortunately, but others result in the tragic and completely unnecessary loss of life.
  • Product liability: Manufacturers and product sellers have a legal obligation to notify consumers of known risks relating to the items they sell. They are also obliged to design and manufacture products that are are not overly dangerous considering the intended benefit they serve.
  • Criminal actions: If a victim dies because someone else chose to endanger the victim while breaking the law, or if a criminal purposefully attacks someone and it results in death, the wrongfully acting person will be financially liable for wrongful death damages.

Did your loved one die in a tragic incident due to no fault of his or her own? You may want to investigate whether you and your family can pursue a wrongful death claim and seek financial compensation relating to his or her loss.

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