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When a Wrongful Death Claim is Applicable | Corpus Christi Attorneys

Wrongful death claims are civil suits brought about by surviving relatives of persons who were killed due to another party’s negligence or intentional violence. These claims are civil suits, and they usually follow criminal proceedings. These lawsuits provide a way for family members to recover damages incurred by the loss of a loved one—such as medical or burial expenses, loss of consortium, or pain and suffering. But when is a wrongful death claim applicable? And who should you call if your family is looking for a Corpus Christi personal injury attorney? If you’re looking for answers, our Carabin Shaw wrongful death attorneys in Corpus Christi are here to help.

Some Examples of Grounds for Wrongful Death Claims

1. After a Death Caused by Medical Malpractice or Hospital Negligence

An estimated 98,000 Americans die due to medical errors or negligence every year. Some leading causes of these wrongful deaths include:

  • Failure to diagnose or misdiagnosis
  • Surgical mistakes
  • Defective medical devices
  • Treatment errors (including medication errors, incorrect treatments, and dosage errors)
  • Healthcare-associated infections or illnesses
  • And more

2. After a Death Caused by a Workplace Accident

If your loved one died on the job due to an unsafe workplace environment, that’s also grounds for a wrongful death claim. Workplace accident wrongful death claims are often filed by surviving relatives of workers killed by:

  • Falls
  • Falling Objects
  • Electrocutions
  • And more

3. After a Fatal Car Crash or Trucking Accident

The majority of wrongful death claims are brought about by surviving relatives of car crash victims. You may have grounds for a wrongful death claim if your loved one was killed in a crash due to:

  • A drunk or intoxicated driver
  • A distracted driver
  • A fatigued driver
  • A reckless driver
  • Bad or invisible road signage
  • Hazardous road conditions that were inadequately marked with warnings
  • A truck carrying loads exceeding the vehicle’s maximum weight capacity
  • And more

4. After a Death on Another Person’s Unsafe Premises

If your relative was killed due to an unsafe condition on another person’s property, you may be able to file a claim against the negligent property owner due to premises liability law. Unsafe premises conditions that often result in fatalities include:

  • A property with an unfenced or improperly secured pool
  • A property with an unleashed, aggressive dog
  • A property with unguarded stairways
  • A property with obstructed or poorly lit areas
  • And more
Need a Wrongful Death Lawyer? Call Us to Schedule Your Free Consultation Today

The most important factor that will determine the outcome of your wrongful death case is the attorney you choose to represent you. That’s why it’s absolutely crucial to hire an attorney who specializes in and is highly experienced with wrongful death claims. Here at Carabin Shaw, our team has handled Texas wrongful death claims for more than two decades, and we are experts in these cases. Our attorneys have more than 200 years of combined legal experience and are passionate about defending victims’ rights. And we want to help you and your family however we can.

At Carabin Shaw, we offer all new clients a free consultation with a lawyer, meaning you have nothing to lose by giving us a call and learning how our wrongful death attorneys in Corpus Christi can help your case. So if you’re ready to learn about your legal options, call our Corpus Christi offices at 361-444-1111 to schedule your free consultation with an attorney. And if you’re looking to learn more about ourCorpus Christi wrongful death attorneys, click here to read more.

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