A person may suffer an injury while on someone else’s property in countless situations. For instance, a shopper could slip and fall in a grocery store, especially if a spill was neglected and left on the floor. Likewise, numerous Delaware residents have fallen on icy sidewalks, especially this time of year. In any case, the liability of a property owner may come into question if the victim experiences a damaging injury as the result of someone else’s negligence.
Seeking out a Delaware personal injury attorney can be highly beneficial after these types of incidents. Unfortunately, there are occasionally fatal accidents that occur on another’s property. In these situations, the victim’s family can be helped by the sound legal advice of an experienced wrongful death attorney.
One of the first things that securing an attorney from Murphy & Landon can accomplish is answering the question of who is liable for an unexpected death. In cases of wrongful death, fatal injuries are typically caused by the negligence or reckless disregard of another person or entity. It is possible to hold these individuals or entities accountable through a civil wrongful death lawsuit. Such a lawsuit will typically address the financial burden of the loss, including such matters as lost wages, lost future earning potential, funeral expenses and so on.
The attorneys at Murphy & Landon know it is impossible to ever “put a price” on the life of a family member. What a wrongful death lawsuit seeks to accomplish is accountability for negligent parties and compensation for specific damages caused by an unexpected death. In cases of dangerous property deaths, a wrongful death lawsuit can also help ensure that the same type of incident does not happen again by holding negligent property owners accountable for their actions or lack thereof. Contacting a Delaware wrongful death attorney soon after an incident can make a big difference.