The unthinkable has happened – you’ve lost a loved one. While this is a horrible time, it can be made worse upon the discovery that your loved one is gone because of negligence on the part of another party’s action. This is what we call a wrongful death suit.
But what is a wrongful death suit? And how do you, as a family member, proceed when it comes to guidance on the next steps in the case of a wrongful death?
How common are wrongful deaths?
Sadly, wrongful deaths are not as uncommon as you might think. In the US alone:
- Over 90,000 deaths occur due to medical malpractice
- Over 37,000 people die in auto accidents each year, with more than half occurring among young adults aged 15 to 44
- It’s estimated that auto accidents will become the fifth leading cause of death by the year 2030
- In 2016, there were a total of 5,190 fatal work injuries
There are many nuances to wrongful death cases, which make them unique. Over the years, Saddler Law Firm has represented many families in these cases and have been successful in helping them bring a bit of closure to a very difficult situation. Although no amount of money can replace the loss of a loved one, the clients of Saddler Law Firm are always grateful that they have received fair compensation and have professionally guided through the claims process with care, dignity, and respect.
If you find yourself needing to consult an attorney relative to a potential wrongful death claim, please don’t hesitate to call Saddler Law Firm at 602-714-8887.
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