Most Common Kinds of Florida Wrongful Death ClaimsTampa Bay Legal News
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported that deaths caused by accidental injuries are the number four cause of death in the United States. Over 160,000 fatalities were attributed to accidental injuries every single year.
According to the CDC, the most frequent instances of wrongful death claims include but are not limited to:
Road Traffic Accidents
People commonly receive injuries when commercial and/or passenger vehicles crash into one another. Serious injuries can also be sustained during one-car accidents that are caused by driver error, negligence on the part of a wide variety of people, or defective products.
Bicycle and Pedestrian Accidents
These fatalities are usually caused when a motor vehicle gits a person who is walking, jogging, or riding a bicycle. Most of these kinds of accidents take place in or near school zones but can happen anywhere.
Medical malpractice takes place when a patient is injured because of an error or negligence committed by a healthcare provider. These wrongful deaths can occur from missed diagnosis, misdiagnosis, medication errors, and even surgical errors.
Premise Liability Accidents
Accidents involving premise liability include a trip and fall, slip and fall, or someone being pushed by or into an object. Property owners have a statutory obligation to maintain their properties and keep them hazard-free.
Accidental Overdoses and Poisonings
Prescription medications and illegal drugs are both able to cause death in certain circumstances. The number of fatal Florida overdose cases is rising every year. Although not all of these fatalities are going to be eligible for a wrongful death claim, a lot of them possess the main elements needed to pursue one.
Boating or Drowning Accidents
A drowning accident can happen in a city pool or someone’s backyard. It could take place at the home of a close friend or even a family member. If a pool was not secured properly, its owner could be liable for any deaths by drowning on their property.
Any boat operator who is responsible for an accident or fails to offer working safety devices can be held accountable in a wrongful death claim.
Workplace Illnesses and Accidents
Most people are fully aware that a workplace accident can prompt a workers’ compensation claim. They may not, however, be aware that if a deadly injury is received during a workplace accident a wrongful death claim may also be possible.
As with every kind of personal injury case, the endless number of variables makes your claim unique. Someone with a case that sounds very similar to yours could end up with a very different outcome than what you should expect. This is just one of the many reasons why hiring a skilled attorney is beneficial to your Florida personal injury claim.
Your attorney will know the most thorough and efficient way of collecting vital evidence that proves you were not at fault for the accident. Establishing this fact is essential to the success of your Tampa personal injury case.
If you have sustained injuries during any kind of accident that was caused by another person’s negligence or carelessness, there is evidence out there that will substantiate your claim. A reputable personal injury attorney from Fulgencio Law will be able to help you. Call us at (813) 463-0123 to schedule your free Tampa personal injury consultation today.