Common Causes of Wrongful Death in Missouri

Common Causes of Wrongful Death in Missouri

a person holding a patient's handIn a wrongful death lawsuit, you should recognize what rights and legal options you have. Pursuing compensation can seem challenging, but it’s crucial to recognize the causes of wrongful death and who is liable in specific situations.

Car Accidents

Many car accidents result in catastrophic injuries to those involved. Unfortunately, some may lead to fatal damages. When your loved one suffers wrongful death because of a negligent driver, you should take legal action against the driver. You may also have the right to take additional legal action if another party contributes to the accident.

Truck Accidents

Tractor-trailers are large and often travel at high speeds. Any crash that involves a large commercial truck has the potential to result in fatal injuries. In these situations, liability may fall on the truck driver, owner of the trucking company, or other employers responsible for loading the trailer.

Motorcycle Accidents

Motorcyclists lack essential protection whenever they take to the road. Whereas drivers in passenger vehicles have a large metal frame to protect them in the event of a crash, a motorcyclist does not have this same protection. Any motorcycle crash can cause the rider to come off his or her bike, leading to fatal injuries.

Product Liability

When manufacturers put products onto the market, they must ensure that the item is reasonably safe for the intended use. Unfortunately, many companies put profit over safety, rushing products to market, and putting consumers in danger. Some products can catch fire or explode, causing fatal injuries.

Acts of Violence

Acts of violence, such as assault, gunshots, and knife wounds, can cause fatal injuries. In these events, the family can take legal action against the aggressor who performs the acts of violence.

At Strong-Garner-Bauer, we’re prepared to guide your family through the complex wrongful death legal matters. You can trust in our Springfield wrongful death attorneys to pursue the compensation and justice you need to move forward.