Uncovering Causes of Wrongful Death: An In-Depth Look

If you have lost a loved one, our Overland Park wrongful death attorneys are here to help

Wrongful death cases can be complicated and emotionally charged. While it’s impossible to undo the tragedy of a loved one’s passing, filing a wrongful death claim may help bring closure and justice for those affected. At Morefield Speicher Bachman, we have handled many wrongful death cases over the years. In this article, we delve into the common causes of wrongful death and discuss how we have helped families seek closure and justice.

Auto Accidents

According to the CDC, motor vehicle accidents are the leading cause of unintentional deaths in the United States. In fact, over 42,000 people died from motor vehicle-related injuries in 2022 alone. Whether a loved one was killed as the result of an auto accident involving a car, motorcycle, or semi-truck—you may have grounds to file a wrongful death suit. Our experienced attorneys can help you navigate the legal system and ensure those responsible are held accountable.

Medical Malpractice

When people entrust their health to medical professionals they expect to be treated with the utmost care. Unfortunately, this isn’t always the case. Medical malpractice occurs when a doctor or healthcare professional fails to meet the standard of care and their action or inaction causes serious injury or death. On average per year in the United States, 10% of all deaths are the result of medical error and roughly 85,000 medical malpractice cases are filed each year. By filing a wrongful death claim against those at fault, families can recover financial compensation for their losses.

Product Liability

Defective products can cause severe harm if proper safety protocols aren’t followed by manufacturers. If someone you love has been wrongfully killed due to a defective product—such as children’s toys, furniture, electronics, motor vehicles, or equipment—you may be able to pursue legal action against those responsible with our help. We have years of experience handling product liability cases and understand how devastating these types of losses can be for families. 

Social Host Liability, Dram Shop Liability, and Drunk Driving

We have represented several families who have lost loved due to the actions of drunk drivers. We have successfully recovered money not only from the drunk drivers, but also those who served the driver with alcohol when the driver was already visibly intoxicated. If the driver was served with liquor at a private gathering, the person serving the alcohol may have social host liability. If the driver was served with liquor at a bar or restaurant, the bar or restaurant may have dram shop liability. The laws are Kansas differ from those in Missouri

Construction Accidents

Each year construction workers face danger on job sites both big and small. But when employers fail to adhere to safety regulations or provide adequate training it increases the risk of an accident occurring that could lead to death or injury. If your family has lost a loved one due to a construction accident caused by negligence—we are here for you every step of the way in pursuing justice and rightful compensation for what you’ve endured during this tragic time.

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Our Overland Park Wrongful Death Attorneys Can Help

At Morefield Speicher Bachman we understand how difficult it is when you lose someone close due to negligence or recklessness from another party—which is why we fight hard on behalf of our clients for rightful compensation and justice for them and their family members who have passed away too soon due to wrongful death causes like motor vehicle accidents, medical malpractice, product liability, and construction accidents. Contact our Overland Park wrongful death attorneys today if you think you may have a wrongful death case so we can discuss your options going forward in seeking closure and justice after such an unexpected loss.