Everyone must exercise a duty of care in daily interactions with other people. In tort law, a person is considered negligent if they fail to act as another reasonable person would under same or similar circumstances.
A wrongful death results because an individual or group of individuals failed to live up to this standard; this is known as the reasonable person standard. For example, a driver will be considered negligent if they caused an accident because they did not pay attention and, thus, ran a red light. In this incident, the driver failed his or her duty of care, which may have resulted in injury or death.
A wrongful death can occur in various situations, but the four main categories of accidents that have the highest probability of ending in a wrongful death are:
If you have experienced the loss of a family member due to another person’s negligence, please contact the Law Offices of Michael Cordova, and let our experienced lawyers help you obtain the your entitled compensation. You can reach the Law Offices of Michael Cordova at (602) 265-6700.