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What are Common Causes of Wrongful Deaths?

There are far too many problems that individuals can experience which can result in them sustaining serious harm. Unfortunately, many of these problems are completely preventable—acts of negligence that should not occur in the first place.

It’s even worse when that negligence results in fatal injuries. In the world of law, this is called a wrongful death. For the family of the deceased, understanding the potential causes of wrongful death can help them understand how to take legal action.

Motor Vehicle Accidents

With so many vehicles on the road, especially in Los Angeles, motor vehicle accidents are some of the most dangerous types of incidents. These have the serious potential to cause wrongful death, especially when the accident involves one larger vessel than the other vehicle involved.

For instance, a crash between a large commercial truck and a smaller passenger vehicle. The passengers in the smaller vehicle are more at risk for catastrophic or fatal injuries. Similarly, in a crash between a vehicle and a motorcycle, the motorcyclist is at a higher risk.

Medical Malpractice

It’s unfortunate when a party we trust causes serious health problems. Doctors make mistakes—sometimes these mistakes can result in wrongful death. This can occur due to surgical errors, prescription errors, emergency room errors, and more.

Dangerous Drugs

When patients are prescribed certain medications, doctors must ensure that the patient can actually take the medication without encountering any problems such as allergic reactions. Not recognizing the potential for adverse effects could lead to serious problems, including wrongful death.

At Shoop | A Professional Law Corporation, we take matters of wrongful death seriously. We recognize the cause of the accident that led to the death and help the family to determine who can be held accountable for the damages they have suffered as a result of the loss.

Our Los Angeles wrongful death attorneys are here to stand by your side every step of the way. Your family needs someone committed to your needs while you go through the grieving process. You can count on us to manage the legal aspects while you focus on your family.

Contact our legal team today at (866) 884-1717 to speak with an attorney.