The Springfield wrongful death attorneys of Rosenfeld Injury Lawyers are leading prosecutors of cases on behalf of the families left behind in the wake of deadly, yet preventable accidents. Whether it is a distracted driver, negligent doctor or reckless employee, we can help you collect the compensation you need from the party responsible for your loved one’s death so that you can pay for his or her burial and cover the value of the financial contributions he or she would have made to your family for the years to come. There also is no value that can be placed on the companionship and respect that you shared with your loved one, which is why you may be able to recover additional compensation for your loss.
Accident Statistics Show Wrongful Death as a Major Problem in America
According to the National Safety Council, if you die before the age of 42, it is most likely going to be due to an accident, which is the leading cause of death for those under that mark and among the top five causes for death among all age groups. Many of these accidents can be prevented and include drownings, fires, explosions, electrocution, medical negligence, prescription errors, choking, poisoning and workplace accidents. Car accidents are also among the most common causes of death in the nation.
If the accident that claimed your loved one was someone else’s fault, you have the right to seek compensation by filing a wrongful death lawsuit. In many cases, businesses and product manufacturers are brought into these legal actions because they failed to take needed steps to ensure that their products were safe or that workers or the general public were provided with a safe environment.
Forms of Springfield Wrongful Death Lawsuits
Regardless of what type of accident your loved one may have been involved in, you could recover compensation if you can prove that negligence played a significant role. Some of the successful cases we have tried followed the following types of accidents.
- Automotive accidents involving negligent or reckless drivers. It is becoming increasingly common for technology to distract drivers, often resulting in deadly wrecks. Other factors that can constitute negligence include fatigue, substance abuse and failure to follow traffic laws.
- Motorcycle accidents, including those where the cyclist is responsible for the death of the passenger.
- Pedestrian accidents. These types of accidents are always tragic and often claim the life of an innocent victim because the motorist was in a hurry or distracted.
- Poisoning or contamination. Whether it be lead poisoning at home or exposure to toxic chemicals at work, various forms of poisoning are often the fault of businesses or employers and families have a right to compensation.
- Negligent or abusive nursing home care. This can result in preventable injuries that later claim the lives of victims due to a delayed response time.
- Medical malpractice which results in life ending injuries.
- Animal attacks which could have been prevented through more responsible pet ownership.
- Workplace accidents involving negligent employers, defective machinery or the reckless behavior of another employee.
- Product liability. When a company delivers a defective product to workers or consumers, the manufacturer is responsible whenever the product causes harm.
- Explosions, fires and electrocution. These types of accidents rarely end well, often with the victims dying of their injuries.
If your loved one has died in an accident, you deserve to know the exact cause and to demand accountability from whoever was responsible. If you can prove negligence was at play, you may also be able to recover compensation that you can use to replace the financial contributions your loved one made to your family, to provide for a funeral service and to help your family through their pain and suffering.
Determining Who Should File the Springfield Wrongful Death Lawsuit
In most cases where the victim left behind a spouse, he or she would have the strongest claim to file a wrongful death claim, but the lines can get blurred if the victim is not married. In that case, the parents, children or siblings of the deceased may all have a claim. It is important that the entire family work together and determine how to split the damages awarded by the court. When this is impossible, the presiding judge will rule on how damages should be distributed.
We can help protect your interests during these negotiations in the event of unsettled disputes so that you will be able to secure the maximum compensation possible.
Put Our Proficient Springfield Wrongful Death Lawyers to Work for You
Rosenfeld Injury Lawyers has helped thousands of families just like yours after they have lost a loved one. We can help ensure that your family does not suffer financial hardship in addition to everything else you have needed to endure and guarantee results for that purpose. Should we be unable to secure damages on your behalf, you are assured that you will not be burdened with legal fees— because our services will not cost you a thing.
Contact us today to arrange a free consultation with an award winning Springfield wrongful death attorney so that we can get to work on your behalf right away. Once we have evaluated your claim and conducted our own investigation, we can let you know what legal options are available and how best to proceed with your claim so that you know what to expect and can make informed decisions on how you wish to move forward.