Wrongful Death

The death of a loved one is never easy. Your emotions are affected even more when that death was caused by the negligence or malicious behavior of another party or person. Nebraska law gives the family of the deceased the right to pursue a wrongful death claim against the negligent or reckless party who caused the death of the victim.

There are many ways in which a wrongful death can occur. As an example, an individual who is driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol and crashes into a vehicle killing your spouse could be held liable for your loss through a wrongful death claim. If a tire manufacturer makes faulty tires and those tires blow out causing a fatal accident, the next of kin of the accident victims can pursue a claim.

Wrongful Death Claims Nebraska

There are some more common causes for wrongful death claims. Here are a few of those reasons:

  • Auto and motorcycle accidents – Fatigued driving, drunk driving, impaired driving, over-aggressive driving, speeding, or distracted driving are often contributing causes to fatal crashes.
  • Semi-truck accidents – Being involved in a crash with a big rig can have devastating effects. Passenger cars are much smaller than the larger and heavier vehicles, so the occupants of the smaller vehicles are much more likely to suffer life-altering injuries after an impact. Large trucks must abide by federal regulations, and there are 17 weigh stations throughout Nebraska, but trucking negligence still happens.
  • Bicyclists – Bicyclists are vulnerable because motorists do not see them, or do not give them right-of-way.
  • Medical malpractice – Failure to diagnose, medication errors, surgical errors, and misdiagnosis are a few of the causes of death due to medical malpractice.
  • Defective products – Failure to test products, faulty design, and faulty manufacturing sometimes lead to loss of life.
  • Work-related accidents – Americans often go above and beyond at their jobs, and unfortunately, many face unsafe workplace conditions that lead to their death.

If you believe your loved one’s death may warrant an Omaha wrongful death case,
call Nebraska Legal Justice at 402-392-1500
to have your case reviewed by a Nebraska wrongful death attorney.

“The eyes of a mother who has suffered the loss of a child can destroy the soul of anyone who gazes upon them.”

Suzy Kassem

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