Premises Liability Cases Involving Fatal Accidents
If You Have Lost a Loved One in a Fatal Fall, Drowning, or Other Accident on Public or Private Property, Our Lawyers Will Fight to Collect the Compensation Your Family Deserves
In the United States, property owners and tenants owe a legal duty to mitigate the risk of serious and fatal accidents on their premises. When a property owner or tenant fails to meet this duty, it can be held liable for any injuries that result. This includes injuries that result in a victim’s untimely death.
If you have lost a family member as the result of an accident that occurred on someone else’s property, our lawyers can help you recover just compensation. We handle cases against private property owners, tenants, and government entities, and we handle cases involving all causes of death. No matter what happened, and no matter where your loved one’s tragic accident occurred, we can use our experience to make sure the property owner or tenant is held legally accountable.
Our Lawyers Represent Families Nationwide After Fatal Premises-Related Accidents
Premises liability law governs property owners’ and tenants’ legal obligations with respect to maintaining the safety of their premises. Property owners’ and tenants’ specific legal duties vary between states; but, as a general rule, property owners and tenants can face liability when they ignore known risks or fail to discover risks that they reasonably should have discovered. For example, some common scenarios in which property owners and tenants can be held liable for wrongful death include:
- Fatal Falls – Fatal falls can result from various forms of property owner and tenant negligence. This includes falls from extreme height as well as falls on stairs and slippery surfaces that result in fatal injuries.
- Fatal Elevator and Escalator Malfunctions – Although elevator and escalator malfunctions are the cause of death in a relatively small number of cases, these cases tend to be particularly tragic. If a member of your family was killed by a faulty elevator or escalator, our lawyers can fight for just compensation on your family’s behalf.
- Drowning Accidents – Drownings in pools, lakes, and other bodies of water can (and should) be prevented by property owners in many cases. If a property owner should have done more to prevent your loved one’s death, we will aggressively pursue a claim for maximum compensation.
- Deaths Resulting from Inadequate Lighting or Security – Inadequate lighting and inadequate security can lead to falls, assaults, pedestrian accidents, and various other causes of death. We handle claims against owners of parking garages, bars, nightclubs, hotels, and other venues nationwide.
- Falling Objects and Other Causes of Death – Falling objects are a leading cause of death on construction sites. There are many other potential premises-related causes of death as well, and our lawyers can represent your family regardless of the specific form of negligence that led to your loved one’s death.
As your family’s law firm, we will thoroughly investigate the cause of your loved one’s death, and this will allow us to determine who (or what company) is liable. We will then pursue all available claims on your family’s behalf. We will also work closely with trusted experts to calculate the full amount each eligible member of your family is entitled to recover, and we will work diligently to achieve a favorable result as quickly as possible.
Fast Facts about Premises-Related Fatal Accident Claims
Fact #1: Most Premises Liability Cases are Settled Through Insurance
In most cases, premises liability cases are resolved through settlement negotiations with the property owner’s insurance company. This includes homeowners’ insurance companies in cases involving fatal accidents at private residences.
Fact #2: Your State’s Laws Will Determine Who is Eligible to Receive Compensation and Who is Required to File
Wrongful death laws vary by state, and different states entitle different family members to receive compensation. State laws also vary with regard to who can (and who is required) to file a claim.
Fact #3: Your Choice of Legal Representation Matters Immensely
You only get one chance to seek justice for your loved one’s untimely death. As a result, your choice of legal representation matters immensely, and you need to trust your case to a law firm that has a proven record of success recovering just compensation for grieving families.
Request a Free Initial Consultation with a Wrongful Death Attorney at Oberheiden Law
If you have lost a loved one in a premises-related accident, you can count on the attorneys at Oberheiden Law to help you recover. To learn more about how we help families nationwide, call 866-376-4871 or contact us online to schedule a complimentary consultation.