Help Understanding Legal Aspects Of Slip and Fall Wrongful Death Cases
By Saunders Law Group on March 05, 2018
A slip and fall can be more serious than it sounds. In the most severe cases, a slip and fall accident results in life-changing injuries or even death. One of the most difficult issues to resolve in a slip and fall wrongful death is how to replace the income that has been lost. All too often families are left to struggle when their loved one suffers a slip and fall that leads to their wrongful death. But when you partner with a Sebring, FL, attorney at The Saunders Law Group you can rest easy knowing your case is being handled properly. We take an aggressive approach for full and fair compensation on behalf of families faced with this difficult circumstance.
How Can A Slip And Fall Lead To Wrongful Death?
In many slip and fall cases, the end result is a few broken bones, bruising, muscle strains or sprains, fractures, and stiffness. But when the fall is more serious the victim may not always survive the fall. Some causes of slips and falls that can lead to wrongful death are:
- Construction falls: construction sites are full of hazards, one of them being the chance of falling from a high place. When equipment is not properly secured or walkways are not safely maintained, workers can slip and fall from great heights and die.
- Uneven surfaces: when walking surfaces are uneven or poorly maintained, people can slip and fall, causing an injury. This can happen in a public place such as a mall or grocery store, or in the workplace. Those places owe a duty of care to all who enter to maintain the premises in a safe condition. When the conditions deteriorate or are not properly repaired, the culpable party bears the responsibility for reimbursement for injuries caused; including any wrongful death.
- Improper or inadequate training: places of business, especially those where dangerous job tasks are part of the daily routine, are required to provide workers with proper safety training. When that training is lacking or insufficient and people get hurt, the business can be held liable for the damage done.
If a loved one has been involved in a slip and fall accident that lead to their death, that death could be considered wrongful. Holding a company or individual accountable for a wrongful death requires showing a duty that has been breached, and that the breach is the direct cause of the death.
What Damages Are Available In A Slip And Fall Wrongful Death Case?
The surviving family members of a deceased victim of a slip and fall are entitled to recover damages. Typical damages include the loss of income the decedent provided, pain and suffering, medical expenses for care provided in life-saving efforts, and the costs of making final arrangements. In the most extreme case, the family may also be entitled to punitive damages. Punitive damages are meant to send a message to the offender and deter future conduct of a similar nature.
Where to go for Assistance with a Slip and Fall Wrongful Death Matter
Wrongful death cases are emotionally and financially draining but can have positive outcomes. With the help of the right attorney, you can secure maximum recovery for your family. The Saunders Law Group considers the needs of you and your children in their pursuit of every remedy that meets your needs. Contact us online or call our office at (863) 533-6200.
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