Following the loss of a loved one, it’s hard for surviving family members to know where to turn. Grief is a long, difficult process that makes it hard to move on. The sense of loss is even more acute when the death was entirely preventable. Knowing that a loved one died because of someone else’s carelessness often leaves a family looking for a way to get some measure of justice for their loved one’s death. Pasadena wrongful death attorney Andrew Ritholz can help you pursue justice and compensation.
Examples of Wrongful Death Cases
Wrongful death occurs when someone is so negligent in his or her duties that another person dies as a result. A wrongful death can occur in a variety of situations including:
- On the road. Traffic laws and signals are there for a reason: To protect all drivers and pedestrians. Motorists who ignore the rules of the road or drive recklessly risk causing fatal accidents.
- At hospitals and under medical care. We go to the hospital to heal, and we trust healthcare professionals to treat us with a the accepted standard of care. Unfortunately, medical professionals can make deadly errors associated with medications, surgeries, and the use of medical devices.
- At the workplace. Employers must take appropriate measures to keep their employees safe. Unfortunately, workers are sometimes exposed to toxic substances, defective machinery, or other hazards that result in the death of a loved one.
- Defective products. When companies sell a product, they have a duty to ensure it is safe for consumers, and to provide a full disclosure about dangers and the correct use of the product. If companies sell products that lead to the death of a consumer, they can be held accountable.
There are many types of wrongful death cases, so if you think your family has a case, you will need to consult a qualified wrongful death attorney to discuss the specifics.
Pasadena Wrongful Death Attorney
Wrongful death cases could be settled out of court, or in civil court. In either case, it is crucial to have an experienced attorney on your side. To win a wrongful death suit, you must establish that the negligent party caused the death of your loved one. Often, this will involve expert medical testimony, accident reports, or other forms of technical evidence. Andrew Ritholz is an experienced Pasadena wrongful death attorney who knows how to uncover and present this evidence to your advantage.
At the Law Offices of Andrew Ritholz, we will work with your family through every step of the process in pursuing justice for your loved one. Contact us for a free consultation. You will pay no fees unless we win your case.