Escobedo & Cardenas, LLP has been handling wrongful death lawsuits for decades. Our team has over 40 years of combined experience and can
ensure you get the money you deserve for your suffering. The last thing you need to be worrying about after the pain of an unexpected death is
the legal logistics of getting what you are owed, so we will take the reigns and help you every step of the way. We know money can’t take away
all the pain of loss, but we will do our best to make sure you are compensated fairly for the tragedy that has occurred.
WHAT IS A WRONGFUL DEATH CASE?
Wrongful death is more or less exactly as it sounds. When someone has passed away by no fault of their own, the loved ones can file a wrongful
death suit to collect damages. The people allowed to file these lawsuits varies from state to state. In most cases, the representative of the
deceased’s estate can file on behalf of surviving family members. While the relationship between these surviving members and the deceased
does make a difference, some categories, such as parents or spouses of the deceased, always have the right to sue in these cases.
CATEGORIES OF WRONGFUL DEATH CASES
Curious about what actually falls under the umbrella term of “wrongful death?”
We have taken the time to break down some of the most
common wrongful death scenarios and explain them with examples.
- CAR ACCIDENTS INVOLVING NEGLIGENCE
- Car accidents still account for a huge amount of fatalities year to year. It’s very rare that an accident occurs where no fault is put on either person, so for the most part, legal action happens quite often surrounding car accidents. If one person involved in the accident dies from the event, then the case becomes a wrongful death claim.
- MEDICAL MALPRACTICE
- If someone has surgery and is killed on the table, this becomes a matter of wrongful death. There are other, less straightforward forms of medical malpractice that also qualify. If someone receives a checkup and a doctor fails to diagnose a condition that leads to their death, a case can be filed. In the same vein, if the wrong kind of prescription or care is given and death follows, this responsibility lands on the doctor.
- DEFECTIVE PRODUCT
- When a person is killed by a defective product the manufacturer can be held liable. Companies often sell defective products that are hiding in plain sight.
At the end of the day, all wrongful death claims are forms of personal injury claims, just taken to the extreme. The same sort of actions have occurred, but the result has been taken to the worst possible extent. If you have lost someone you love due to the negligence of another citizen, a doctor or a product, we can help you ease the pain and get justice for what has happened.
Call us today at (956) 540-2472 if someone you love has been the victim of wrongful death.