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Losing a loved one to negligence is beyond shattering. When that happens, you may have options for justice — and you can get experienced help from a 5-star Covington wrongful death lawyer at Morris & Dewett Injury Lawyers.
The reality is that negligence causes far too many wrongful deaths every year — and that Louisiana law provides ways for families to get justice and make the negligent pay for their reckless actions.
At Morris & Dewett Injury Lawyers, our Covington wrongful death lawyers have deep knowledge of the law and a tireless dedication to helping people like you navigate the path to compensation and justice. If you lost a loved one to an accident or incident involving negligence, now’s the time to find out your options for justice.
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By definition, wrongful death is the loss of life caused by the wrongful act (negligence) of someone else, regardless of whether that negligence was intentional or accidental. While wrongful death can result from various forms of negligence and several types of accidents, most commonly, one of the following is involved.
Since 2015, motor vehicle accidents have killed an average of 33,800 people each year in the U.S. (source: NHTSA). That’s car accidents, not 18-wheeler wrecks. When you look at big rigs, there are at least 5,000 fatal truck accidents annually (source: NHTSA).
In many crashes, drivers’ negligence is to blame. That can arise in the form of motorist misbehaviors like (but not limited to):
Beyond motorists, other parties can also contribute to wrongful deaths on the roads. Depending on the type of crash and how it occurred, those parties could include automakers, motor carriers, auto parts manufacturers, government entities, and others.
Consumer products, vehicle parts, industrial equipment, and many other items can cause life-threatening injuries when design flaws or manufacturing oversights are involved. Sometimes, products contain toxic substances. In other cases, manufacturers fail to provide warnings about the risks associated with certain products.
These oversights tend to occur when manufacturers cut corners and fail to take necessary safety precautions, focusing on profits at the expense of safety and doing what’s right. In the worst cases, this type of negligence can cause fatal accidents with faulty products.
Life-ending accidents and injuries can occur at unsafe properties. These properties can be retailers, restaurants, entertainment venues, warehouses, industrial facilities, government buildings, schools — any location that exposes visitors to serious hazards.
Depending on the site and circumstances, wrongful deaths at risky properties can occur due to hazards, like (but not limited to):
One workplace death occurs every 99 minutes in the U.S. (source: BLS). That adds up to about 15 people a day, with some occupations seeing far more fatalities than others. In fact, the latest work accident statistics reveal that (sources: OSHA & BLS):
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We know that financial recoveries won’t bring back a loved one you’ve lost to a wrongful death — and we know that compensation can help you lay a loved one to rest while relieving financial stress and giving you the space to grieve.
After a wrongful death, you are not alone. You can get answers about your rights and legal options by contacting a Covington wrongful death lawyer at Morris & Dewett Injury Lawyers. No matter how complex a wrongful death case may be, our experienced team handles it all, providing extraordinary representation every step of the way.
Let’s talk about your legal options for getting justice after a wrongful death. We have the information, answers, and advice you need, and we have what it takes to help you recover when it matters most.