Do I need a wrongful death attorney?
The unexpected death of a loved one is a tragedy, no matter how it occurs. But when you lose a loved one due to the abuse or neglect of another—especially someone you and your family put your trust in—the event is especially devastating. Your entire family is left with an untimely hole, and you can’t help but wonder how it would have turned out if you and/or your loved one had just made different decisions. The regret, confusion, and anger is seemingly endless.
Classifying A Wrongful Death
But it’s not just your psyche that suffers. If the loved one who died provided financial support for the family, you may also be thrown into a financial struggle that you aren’t capable of dealing with. Wrongful death, classified by the CDC as an “unintentional injury death” is the fourth leading cause of death in the U.S.
In September of 2015, a $6.4 million settlement was agreed upon by the city of Baltimore and the family of Freddie Gray. Freddie died in April due to spinal injuries received after being arrested and taken into custody. He was arrested on April 12th after he allegedly made eye contact with a police sergeant, then ran away. Freddie apparently went into cardiac arrest after having been put in a police van with his hands cuffed, his legs shackled, and no seatbelt on. He died a week later.
A wrongful death doesn’t have to be directly inflicted by the person sued, either. After her son Sean died of an accidental drug overdose, Deborah McIlmail filed a lawsuit against the Archdiocese of Philadelphia, alleging that officials at the church ignored claims that Reverend Robert L. Brennan was molesting preteen boys who attended the church and that this, ultimately, led to her son’s overdose. Sean’s case was the second wrongful-death lawsuit against a pedophilic priest.
Lawyer Referral For Wrongful Death Lawsuits
If your family has lost a loved one due to wrongful death caused by a defective product, negligent or abusive person, unsafe building or other preventable incidents, then you may be entitled to damages. At Pravati Networks, we can match you with a wrongful death attorney who has experience fighting wrongful death cases and who’s ready to take on your case without any upfront fee. Our wrongful death lawyers are unique in that they don’t work on a retainer fee basis but instead invest in their clients by working on a contingency fee basis—which means they only get paid after they win your case.
Wrongful Death Attorney
Wrongful Death Parameters For lawyer referral
- Death from a defective product
- Death from fires
- Death from truck or bus drivers
- Death from unsafe buildings
- Death from medical negligence
- Death from other preventable situations
If your loved one was a victim of a wrongful death, contact Pravati Networks today.