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Wrongful death cases are among the most emotionally challenging and legally complex matters in the field of personal injury law. These cases arise when an individual’s death occurs due to the negligence or intentional harm of another party. While each case is unique, there are common causes of wrongful death that occur with unfortunate frequency. Understanding these causes can shed light on the importance of seeking justice and accountability in such tragic circumstances.

Medical Malpractice

One of the leading causes of wrongful death is medical malpractice. Healthcare providers, including doctors, nurses, and hospitals, may make errors that lead to a patient’s death. This can include misdiagnosis, surgical mistakes, medication errors, and inadequate patient care. Wrongful death claims in these cases seek to hold medical professionals accountable for their negligence.

Vehicle Accidents

Car, truck, boat and motorcycle accidents are responsible for a significant number of wrongful deaths each year. Reckless, impaired, distracted, and other negligent behaviors behind the wheel can result in fatal collisions. In such cases, wrongful death lawsuits may be filed against the at-fault drivers or even manufacturers if a vehicle defect plays a role.

Workplace Accidents

Occupational hazards and workplace accidents can lead to fatal injuries. Construction sites, factories, and other high-risk workplaces pose a danger to employees, and when safety precautions are not followed or equipment malfunctions, it can result in fatal accidents. Wrongful death claims in workplace accidents may involve workers’ compensation and third-party liability issues.

Defective Products

Products that are inherently dangerous or contain design flaws or manufacturing defects can cause fatal injuries. These product-related wrongful death cases may involve consumer products, pharmaceuticals, medical devices, or even food products. Holding manufacturers and distributors accountable for releasing dangerous products is essential in preventing further harm.

Unsafe Premises

Property owners have a duty to maintain safe conditions on their premises. Slip and fall accidents, building collapses, and other incidents that result from negligence can lead to wrongful death claims. These cases often involve premises liability and negligence on the part of property owners.

Dangerous Pharmaceuticals

The pharmaceutical industry is not immune to wrongful death cases. When drugs have dangerous side effects that are not properly disclosed, or if they are manufactured with defects, patients may suffer fatal consequences. Wrongful death lawsuits against pharmaceutical companies aim to hold them accountable for their products’ harm.

In all of these cases, the core principle remains the same: someone’s negligence or wrongful actions led to the untimely death of another person. Wrongful death lawsuits seek to compensate surviving family members for their losses, including medical expenses, funeral costs, lost financial support, and the emotional pain and suffering caused by the loss of a loved one.

While no amount of compensation can truly make up for the loss of a family member, these legal actions serve as a means of seeking justice and holding responsible parties accountable. They also play a vital role in promoting safety and preventing future tragedies by encouraging individuals and organizations to act responsibly and with care. If you have lost a loved one to negligent actions, you may be eligible to seek compensation for your loss through a wrongful death lawsuit. Contact our team at Burnside Law Firm for a free consultation to discuss your case.

Posted on behalf of Burnside Law Firm LLP

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The attorneys at Burnside Law Firm LLP have over 30 years of collective experience handling personal injury claims. Over that time, we have helped hundreds of injured people recover the compensation they deserve and need in order to begin putting their lives back together. This list is just a sample of the recoveries we have obtained for some of our clients here and during our time at our former firm, Burnside Wall LLP. Obviously, success in obtaining significant judgments and settlements for other clients is no guarantee of success in your case. Each case must be evaluated and handled based on the individual merits of that particular case. To discuss the facts of your case and learn more about your legal rights, contact one of the personal injury attorneys at Burnside Law Firm LLP for a free initial consultation.

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Thomas R. Burnside III Personal Injury Attorney

Thomas R Burnside III

Thomas R. Burnside III is a personal injury lawyer who focuses his law practice on the representation of individuals who have suffered injury as a result of automobile collisions, trucking accidents, medical malpractice, work related accidents or other causes. With over 20 years of experience in personal injury law at both the trial and appellate court levels, Attorney Burnside has represented people with brain and head trauma...

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Garon Muller Personal Injury Attorney

Garon Muller

Garon Muller is a trial lawyer who focuses his law practice on the representation of individuals who have been seriously injured or damaged through the negligence or recklessness of others, including automobile collisions, workplace injuries, premises injuries, or defective products. Before beginning his practice in the representation of injured individuals, Mr. Muller served the community as an Assistant District Attorney...

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Robert MacGregor

Robert MacGregor

Robert MacGregor is an experienced trial attorney licensed to practice law in Georgia and South Carolina. At the Burnside Law Firm, Robert devotes his practice to protecting the rights of individuals who have been injured because of someone else’s carelessness, negligence, or recklessness and represents those who have been injured in automobile collisions or tractor-trailer accidents; because of a slip and fall; and in other general negligence actions.

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Ashton Revollo

Ashton is a trial lawyer in Augusta, GA who focuses his law practice on the representation of individuals who have suffered serious injuries or damages due to the negligent or reckless conduct of others, including automobile wrecks, job-related accidents, unsafe premises, or defective
products. Before beginning his practice, Ashton obtained his J.D., at Emory University School of Law, where he gained valuable courtroom experience as an intern assisting the District Attorney for DeKalb
County. After his time at Emory, Ashton received experience as a trial attorney at a respected personal injury firm in Atlanta before moving to Augusta. Over the course of his career, Ashton has assisted deserving clients in recovering millions of dollars in injury cases throughout Georgia.

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    2919 Professional Pkwy

    Augusta, GA, 30907

    Phone: (706) 432-8320


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    Athens, GA, 30601

    Phone: (706) 227-4264