Motor Vehicle Accidents
With more than 6 million motor vehicle accidents each year, traffic accidents are one of the leading causes of death. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, a total of 37,461 people were killed in motor vehicle accidents in 2016. Although only a minority of deaths on the road are the result of negligence, wrongful death claims are common in the aftermath of a motor vehicle accident. Drivers must exercise caution while on the road, follow traffic laws, and drive according to prevailing road conditions. If you believe that your loved one died as a result of negligent or reckless behavior by the driver who was at fault, you should contact a wrongful death lawyer to review your options.
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, there are more than 1.5 million injuries in the workplace each year, and 5,190 of these injuries were fatal in 2016. Unfortunately, the drive for profit can often cause employers to endanger the people who work for them to cut costs or boost productivity. Workplace accidents are unique because they often enable you to file lawsuits against several parties, including your loved one’s manager, co-workers, corporate executives, and the company itself. The evidence is critical for litigating against an employer, so you should try to gather all possible information in the immediate aftermath of your loved one’s death.
The products that people use on a daily basis can sometimes lead to fatalities when manufacturers do not employ the right precautions to ensure the safety of the goods they sell. Wrongful death cases related to product liability can range from toys that cause suffocation to heavy equipment that malfunctions. When filing a product liability lawsuit, you can often sue designers, distributors, manufacturers, and other relevant parties. It is important to understand that individuals and entities involved in designing, manufacturing, or distributing a product can be held liable even if they did not act negligently. Product liability law can be complex, so you should work closely with a wrongful death lawyer to determine the best course of action.
Choosing the Right Wrongful Death Lawyer
Experiencing the death of a loved one can be a heartbreaking experience and leave you with great uncertainty about your future. At the Rizio Law Firm, we have experience helping the grieving loved ones of an individual who died to receive compensation for the wrongs that were done to their family. We work closely with clients to ensure that they receive empathetic assistance that helps to guide them through these challenging times while protecting their financial future. Reach out to the Riverside office of the Rizio Law Firm today by calling 888-292-8888 or filling out our contact form.