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Losing a loved one is often one of the hardest things you’ll have to go through in life. This is something we all experience, but in some situations, the cause of death can make a loved one’s passing even more painful. A loved one’s death can often come unexpectedly following a serious accident or another traumatic event, leaving you completely unprepared to deal with the aftermath. If you’ve recently lost a loved one to wrongful death, you might not know what to do next or be unaware that help is available. 

While nothing can make up for a death caused by negligence, getting legal assistance can help provide the support that can make this easier to get through. Working with a wrongful death lawyer in Scranton, PA, from The Moran Law Group can help you receive the compensation you deserve for your loss.

Common Causes of Wrongful Death

Unfortunately, many preventable accidents and events can lead to wrongful death. Causes of wrongful death can vary greatly, but The Moran Law Group has experience and knowledge to help your unique situation. 

Here are a few common causes of wrongful death. 

Motor Vehicle Accidents

Motor vehicle accidents happen all the time and can be extremely serious, which is why they make up many of the wrongful death cases. A car crash can have many causes that result in wrongful death, like drunk driving or texting while driving. Accidents involving trucks are also a cause for many wrongful deaths, as they often cause more damage than accidentals involving other motor vehicles.  

Medical Malpractice

A medical professional is likely the last person you’d expect to do serious harm, but medical malpractice is one of the most common causes of wrongful deaths. If medical professionals act carelessly, they could risk their patients’ lives. Prescribing the wrong medication, surgical errors, and diagnosis mistakes are all common examples of medical malpractice in Scranton that can cause wrongful death. 

Workplace Injuries

Many workers have jobs that put them at an increased risk of getting injured at work, such as those who work at construction sites. However, it’s up to employers to ensure that workplaces are safe environments for workers. Negligence in workplaces can lead to things like slips and falls and faulty equipment that cause serious injury. 

Defective Products

When you buy any new product, you expect them to be tested and safe to use, as product liability laws are intended to keep consumers safe, but this isn’t always the case. Design errors, manufacturing issues, and improper labeling can make common, everyday items like children’s toys, medications, and automobiles extremely dangerous and life-threatening.

Criminal Acts

Few people expect that they’ll ever be involved in a criminal act, but this is a reality for many people. If you lost a loved one due to a criminal act, such as gun violence, you might be able to receive compensation for their death.

Experienced Wrongful Death Lawyer in Scranton, PA

Along with the emotional pain that comes with losing a loved one, you’ll also likely experience financial difficulties brought on by their death. Funerals are a huge expense, and you may also have depended on your loved one’s income and benefits. If you’ve lost a loved one from wrongful death, you shouldn’t be left to pay for the expenses by yourself. At The Moran Law Group, we understand what a difficult time this is, which is why we’re here to fit for you to receive compensation to help relieve some of the burdens a wrongful death has caused.

Contact The Moran Law Group to speak with a wrongful death lawyer in Scranton, PA, today.