A wrongful death claim is applicable when a victim who would otherwise have a personal injury claim is killed as a result of either negligence or an intentional harmful act on the part of the defendant. Mr. Maples has brought in millions of dollars for the families of people killed due to the negligence of others. This can occur in a variety of situations, including:
When a victim is intentionally killed. For example, OJ Simpson was sued for wrongful death for the murders of Nicole Brown Simpson and Ronald Goldman. The case was based on an intentional act.
When a victim dies as a result of medical malpractice. If a doctor failed to diagnose a condition, or if the doctor was careless in the level of care provided, and death resulted, then a wrongful death action can be brought against the doctor.
Any accident fatalities involving negligence. For example, if a victim dies as a result of car accident injuries, a wrongful death claim may be brought against the persons responsible for causing the accident. This is just one example of a personal injury case that can turn into a wrongful death claim. A wrongful death claim can stem from almost any kind of personal injury situation. Contact attorney John Christopher Maples as soon as possible so that he can immediately start an investigation on behalf of the heirs of the person who was killed. Time is of the essence in investigating wrongful death cases because the best witness is often the person who was killed so we must make every effort to locate other witnesses, video, and physical evidence before they disappear.