Wrongful Death & Accidental Death LawsuitsA wrongful death is defined as a death caused by the actions or negligence of another person. Often mentioned in the vein as a wrongful death, an accidental death is more of an insurance term and is often defined as a loss of life due to any reason other than natural causes, i.e. disease or old age.
Proving a wrongful death claim can often become difficult but most cases are settled without a courtroom trial. If a lawsuit reaches court, the plaintiff must prove the following three elements in order to prevail in trial:
- Duty of Care – a legal obligation imposed on an individual requiring that he/she adheres to a standard of reasonable care while performing an act that could harm others
- Breach of Duty of Care – occurs when one person or a company fails to adhere to said duty of care
- Causation of Death – that the breach of duty of care ultimately was the cause of the wrongful death
Wrongful Death Lawsuit StatsMedical Malpractice leads to some 90,000 wrongful deaths in the United States each year. Medical Malpractice may include birth injuries, surgical errors, anesthesia errors, defective medical equipment, misdiagnosis, delayed diagnosis, nursing home neglect, and nursing home abuse. Motor vehicle accidents lead to some 45,000 additional wrongful deaths each year. This is followed by nearly 20,000 deaths caused by unsafe premises, 7,000 from medication errors, and nearly 6,000 from workplace accidents that include exposure to harmful substances, falls, contact with objects or equipment, assault and other violent acts and traffic incidents. Wrongful death claims are also filed for the estimated 35 plus thousand people that are accidentally poisoned and the 600 who are involved in accidental shootings.
About Wrongful Death Lawsuits
Wrongful Death Pre-settlement Funding?Thrivest Legal Funding, LLC understands that life doesn’t slow down when you’re involved in a lawsuit. Day-to-day living expenses still need to be met without the worry of “how” or “where.” When you need money, we’ll make our best effort to provide you with financial options to ensure you receive the optimal result for your wrongful death lawsuit without having to settle for less because of financial pressure. Is legal funding right for you? Before you make a decision, download our Legal Funding Guide and utilize our Legal Funding Calculator.
Thrivest Legal FundingThe legal funding application and underwriting process is quite simple but the speed is entirely dependent on the availability of your attorney. First, you simply fill out our quick form or our full application.
From here, a Thrivest Legal Funding Specialist will reach out to your attorney and gather any necessary paperwork related to your case.
Third, after the paperwork is gathered the file will be analyzed by our underwriting department and if approved Thrivest will create a contract that must be signed by both the plaintiff and attorney. And finally, once the signed contract is returned, Thrivest can send the pre-settlement advance via check, debit card, or wire.
Legal Funding BenefitsThe financial strain that comes along with a wrongful death claim often times forces a plaintiff to settle for much less than the case is worth. Thrivest alleviates that strain by providing quick, easy and affordable access to non-recourse funding for everyday living expenses. Unlike may competitors, funding decisions take hours, not days. And, you can use the money however you choose.
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