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My husband was killed at work by a falling piece of iron. Is this a wrongful death case?

If your husband was killed due to the negligence of an individual, corporation or a government entity, you may be legally entitled to compensation under the auspices of a wrongful death action. In order for an entity to be held responsible in a wrongful death lawsuit, the plaintiff has to prove that the defendant [entity] had a duty of care to the deceased.

The most common types of wrongful death cases may include:

  • Workplace accidents
  • Motorcycle accidents
  • Bicycle accidents
  • Auto crashes
  • Medical malpractice/negligence
  • Defective products
  • Nursing home abuse/neglect
  • Trucking accidents
  • Airplane crashes
  • Criminal behavior
  • Occupational exposure to hazardous substances/conditions
  • Death during a supervised activity

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