Accidents resulting in wrongful death

wrongful death lawyer indianapolis, IN- wooden gavel on bookAccidents resulting in wrongful death can be devastating for a family. Indiana law allows surviving dependents of the victim to pursue a wrongful death lawsuit against the party or parties that are deemed responsible. A wrongful death lawyer in Indianapolis IN can help your family get the financial justice they deserve.

Wrongful death lawyers work diligently to get families the compensation they deserve. A legal team understands that no amount of money will ever make up for the loss of a loved one, but they also understand that this loss often leaves families both emotionally and financially overwhelmed.

The following are some of the different types of accidents resulting in the wrongful death of the victim that our firm’s wrongful death lawyers can help with.

Causes of fatal car accidents

Vehicle accidents are one of the most common causes of fatal accidents that result in a wrongful death lawsuit. This is because of the large number of motorists on the roads. Each year, approximately 40,000 victims are killed in car crashes. Some of the negligent actions that cause fatal car accidents include:

  •       Distracted driving
  •       Drunk driving
  •       Fatigued driving
  •       Road conditions
  •       Speeding
  •       Weather conditions

Large truck accidents effecting death from injuries

A wrongful death lawyer in Indianapolis IN knows that commercial truck accidents are different than car accidents in several ways. Because of the vehicle’s massive size and weight, the percentage of fatal truck accidents is much higher than fatal car accidents. Wrongful death lawsuits are also more complex than other vehicle accidents, often having multiple parties named as defendants in the lawsuit, depending on the circumstances of the crash. Some of the more common causes of crashes include:

  •       Failure to maintain the vehicle
  •       Inexperienced truck driver
  •       Loads not properly secured
  •       Mechanical failures
  •       Oversized loads
  •       Truck driver error
  •       Truck driver fatigue
  •       Truck driver under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs

Motorcycle, pedestrian, and bicycle accidents resulting in wrongful death

Each year approximately 5,000 motorcyclists, 6,000 pedestrians, and 900 cyclists are killed in accidents caused by negligent vehicle drivers. They are at a higher risk of dying from injuries in a crash compared to occupants in enclosed vehicles. 

Medical malpractice Causes

Patients and their families depend on physicians and other medical professionals to provide care and treatment, and not harm a patient in such a way they die from medical negligence. Wrongful death attorneys have represented families whose loved ones died because of the following acts of malpractice:

  •       Birth injury
  •       Defective medical devices or medications
  •       Delayed or incorrect diagnosis
  •       Delayed or incorrect treatment
  •       Hospital negligence
  •       Lack of informed consent
  •       Medication errors
  •       Misdiagnosis
  •       Surgical errors

If you have lost a loved one due to the negligence of another party, contact Ward & Ward Law Firm to meet with a dedicated Indianapolis IN wrongful death lawyer.


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