Personal injury law covers everything from car accidents to slips and falls. When a person is injured by the actions of another, he or she often must go through medical treatment. The injury often means that the victim is forced to miss work and suffer from a loss of income. The mental health of the injured party may also be affected. Those affected by personal injury file lawsuits in an attempt to recover some of the losses incurred by the injury. This process has been in place for many centuries as a means to provide compensation to those who have been wrongfully injured.
There is no greater loss than to lose a loved one suddenly from another person’s negligence or recklessness. Most of the time, a person who harms another by accident was not behaving with malicious intent, but the loss is there just the same. Anyone who has been through the sudden death of a loved one will understand the shock and the gripping pain such a loss brings.
Wrongful death can occur in a wide variety of ways. Below is a list of some of the most common.
Machinery such as saws and mixing vats pose unique risks to those in their vicinity. In 2009, 29-year-old Vincent Smith was standing on a platform at Cocoa Services in New Jersey while loading chunks of raw chocolate into a melting vat nine feet below. No one is certain how he fell, but he somehow slipped and landed in the vat that was mixing the chocolate. Smith was struck in the head by one of the paddles and was killed instantly. His body was recovered from the eight-foot vat by firefighters.
Medical malpractice claims the lives of up to 500 people every year. Every time a person undergoes surgery, there is a risk that they may not come out alive. Even the best doctor on earth cannot guarantee that you will make it safely through surgery. You could also be injured by your medical practitioner if you are given the wrong type of medication or an overdose. Always pick a doctor that you trust to help you with your health, and be sure to do your research.
While small children are especially at risk of drowning, adults often drown as well. Many adults do not know how to swim and should take special precautions when around bodies of water. Children can drown in as little as one inch of water. Young children should wear life jackets and flotation devices when in a pool.
Poison gas can be anything from fuel to natural gas to propane to kerosene. Gas leaks in apartment buildings can be deadly for the inhabitants while also posing an extreme fire hazard.
Motor vehicle accidents claim the lives of more than 43,000 per year. In fact, they are the leading annual cause of accidental death. Even if you are a careful driver, you could still be the victim of another person’s recklessness or negligence.
Falls are another very common cause of accidental death with almost 15,000 deaths yearly. Fatal falls can occur from falling down a flight of stairs, plunging down a cliff while hiking or a misstep on a ladder. If the fall could have been prevented, you may be entitled to some form of compensation.
The wrongful death lawyers at Jack Bernstein, Injury Attorneys fully understand the deep loss felt over a wrongful death. Our lawyers have been fighting for the rights of families who have unjustly lost loved ones for over 36 years. We have observed how families lay aside their differences and come together to grieve and to heal. Each time we witness this, we are motivated to ensure that all our clients are able to focus on the healing process. Let us take care of all the paperwork and the legal documentation. No grieving family member should have to handle the legalities, the technical documents and the highly-skilled professionals that inevitably crop up when handling a wrongful death case. In many instances, these professionals will be working against the grieving family as they seek to limit the liability of their clients.
Our team will efficiently handle all of these pressures and stresses for our client families. We will directly speak with any insurance companies who are involved in the aftermath of a sudden death case. To help protect the privacy and the space of our clients, we let everyone involved know that they need to send any messages or communication for the family members through us. We will do whatever is necessary to ensure that they claim moves forward smoothly and will negotiate a fair settlement with the opposing side. If a fair settlement is impossible, we will not hesitate to file a lawsuit and take the case all the way through a trial to ensure that you get the compensation that you deserve.
If you have lost a family member to sudden death over the faulty actions of another person, it is of paramount importance that you have the opportunity to spend time with other grieving friends and family members. To help protect this precious time, we stand ready to help you handle all the legal proceedings.
When contact our firm, we will offer you an initial consultation at no charge. Let the law offices of Jack Bernstein, Injury Attorneys help you obtain the help and compensation you deserve during this difficult time in your life.