Top Causes of Wrongful Death in Stark County

Jun 01, 2018 Wrongful Death

Posted by: Kisling, Nestico & Redick, LLC

Wrongful death occurs when a person dies as a result of the careless actions of another. While usually an accident, an individual’s sudden death can have a devastating effect on their surviving family members. While each case is different, below are some of the most common causes of wrongful deaths in Stark County.

If you have suffered the loss of your loved one due to another person’s reckless actions, you should learn more about your legal options. Our wrongful death lawyers at Kisling, Nestico & Redick can answer your questions and provide advice on how to proceed. To speak to an experienced lawyer, schedule a free consultation by calling (330) 488-1234.

Car or Truck Accidents

In 2017, there were 27 car accidents in Stark County that caused at least one fatality. Drivers who speed, text while driving, or perform other negligent acts while behind the wheel of a car can cause severe and even deadly accidents.

Medical Malpractice

Health care personnel are obligated to provide quality treatments to all patients they encounter. Occasionally a medical professional will neglect to follow this oath, and a patient will suffer from problems such as a misdiagnosis, a failure to diagnose an illness, or an incorrect prescription dosage. Nurses, EMTs, and other staff can also commit malpractice by administering the wrong drugs or drug amount or failing to provide care altogether. This can leave a patient to suffer and potentially develop lasting adverse health problems.

Workplace Accidents

Many job sites can be dangerous, but employees who follow proper safety precautions can typically perform their duties without incident. However, if an employer fails to create a safe environment by leaving debris onsite, refusing to provide safety equipment, or forgoing employee safety training, workers are more likely to suffer a fatal workplace injury.

Product Liability

We rely on companies to manufacture products that we can use safely. But, sometimes businesses neglect to use best practices when constructing their merchandise. This can result in a product malfunction, which can seriously hurt or even kill the customer who purchases the faulty product.

Criminal Acts

A person who commits a criminal act that results in the loss of life is usually brought to trial on criminal charges. But, the family of the deceased often may also file a wrongful death lawsuit in civil court.

Contact KNR if You’ve Wrongfully Lost Your Loved One

Losing your beloved family member is especially painful when their death was a direct result of another person’s negligent behavior. While no amount of money will heal your family’s pain, you deserve to seek compensation for items such as medical bills, funeral and burial costs, and other household expenses your loved one helped pay. You can also pursue a financial award to help with your pain and suffering, giving you a chance to heal and move on from this tragic experience.

The wrongful death lawyers at Kisling, Nestico & Redick want to help you recover from this tragic event. We offer compassionate legal representation, and we can advise you on your matter.

Contact us today at (330) 488-1234 to schedule a free consultation with a skilled lawyer.