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Wrongful Death More Common than you may Believe

It is always difficult when a loved one dies, however it can be even more upsetting when a loved one or family member dies as a result of an accident or act that someone else’s fault.  Injuries can happen to anyone, regardless of gender, race, age, or economic status.  Injuries are also a leading cause of death in the United States – among Americans ages 1-44, injuries caused more deaths than any other cause, including the flu or cancer.  If an immediate family member is killed as a result of unexpected injuries, and you believe someone else is at fault, do not hesitate to call an experienced Moreland wrongful death attorney today.

 

Unexpected injuries can come from either accidents or intentional acts.  Accidental deaths may be caused by motor vehicle accidents, medical mistakes, prescription medicine mistakes, falls, or workplace injuries, to only name a few.  Intentional acts such as homicide or other violence are also a leading cause of unintentional death, and wrongful death lawsuits can definitely be brought against the perpetrator.

 

The best way to avoid a wrongful death and to keep your family members from the grief and suffering following your death is to take every precaution possible to prevent injury before it occurs.  Some steps to avoid wrongful death include:

 

  • Always wearing your seat belt in the car
  • Educate yourself and your children on violence prevention
  • Exercise programs for senior adults, such as Tai Chi, can help keep them strong and prevent injuries related to falls
  • Ignition interlocks can help prevent prior drunk driving offenders from re-offending the law and putting other drivers in danger.

 

According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, approximately 1 person dies from unexpected injury every 3 minutes in the United States, totaling about 180,000 per year.  If you believe your loved one was wrongfully killed, you could be entitled to a settlement.  It is important to call an experienced Moreland wrongful death attorney at (770) 487-8999

as soon as possible to discuss your case.  The Law Offices of Shane Smith is here to help you in your difficult time.


Shane Smith
Advocate for the Seriously Injured in Georgia