Sometimes death happens for seemingly no reason at all; at other times, the fault lies with someone’s misconduct or negligence.
You have rights:
In the case of a truly accidental death, the attorneys at Litster Frost can help you determine if you have grounds for a lawsuit against a manufacturer, medical professional, or another individual who may have caused or contributed to the death of your loved one.
If you suspect any such scenarios surrounding the death of a family member or someone you know, call Litster Frost today to discuss your legal rights and options.
HOW WRONGFUL DEATH MAY OCCUR
Doctors have a responsibility to monitor the health conditions of their patients. This includes knowing the risks of medication and making certain that they do not misdiagnose, delay, or improperly treat illness; fail to administer medication when necessary; or fail to provide post-treatment care.
Speeding, driving while intoxicated, reckless driving, or distracted driving are considered negligent actions and place the at-fault driver in a position of responsibility. Your attorney can help you determine if the driver of the vehicle that caused death should be held liable in a monetary lawsuit.
Safeguards set in place by government oversight and regulations are often imperfect, resulting in defective and potentially dangerous items reaching unsuspecting consumers. These products can include automobiles whose brakes fail, medical devices that do not perform well, and household chemicals that become deadly.
Because of the importance and chemical potency of prescription medications, there is little room for error. Both the manufacturer and the pharmacy are fully responsible for any error on their part. If their mistake causes cardiac arrest, internal bleeding, brain trauma, poisoning, or disruption of normal bodily functions, resulting in death, the families of the victim may be entitled to financial compensation for their loss.
Despite the risks, a person’s workplace should be safe. If your loved one dies from company negligence, employers may be held legally liable for wrongful death.
* While these are not the only types of accidents that a driver can face on the road, they are very common and often result in serious injury.
HOW TO MAKE YOUR CASE
Proof of Financial Worth
Tax Returns or other official records showing the financial worth of the dead individual to his or her dependents
Paychecks and other records from work showing how much the person made, allowing you to calculate the potential lost wages the death represents
Medical Records & More
Complete medical records for your loved one
Death certificate which provides an accurate and exact cause of death
Autopsy report which includes additional information
Evidence of Relationship
WHAT SHOULD YOU DO AFTER AN ACCIDENT?
Hiring Unqualified Workers
Failing to Provide Adequate Safety Equipment
Failing to Maintain Machinery
Failing to Provide Adequate Training
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WHAT ARE THE POSSIBLE
Idaho limits non-economic damages to $250,000 per person. In the case of wrongful death, these non-economic damages include compensation for the loss of care, love, and society. Pain and suffering damages, though, are not awarded in wrongful death claims.
The deceased’s spouse, children, stepchildren, and parents have the right to file a lawsuit. Children can claim loss of guidance and parenting. Meanwhile, a spouse may receive damages involving loss of companionship.
SEE IF YOU HAVE A CASE IMMEDIATELY:
To schedule a consultation about your accident, call our office at (208) 333-3333 or fill out your case evaluation form now.