The tragedy of the loss of a loved one is often compounded by the fact that the death was caused by the wrongful conduct of another person. Although no monetary damages will replace the companionship of your loved one, if your loss occurred because of the negligent conduct of another, you may be entitled to compensation for your loss. The Tulsa wrongful death attorneys at The Rode Law Firm understand the legalities of a wrongful death case and can help you through the legal process during this difficult time.
People and legal entities owe a duty of care to others based on what is reasonable under the circumstances. In legal terms, failing to exercise that care is called “negligence,” and a person or entity found negligent can be held responsible for the consequences of their conduct.
Many types of so called “accidents” are actions contrary to how a reasonable person would act under the same or similar circumstances or failure to act as a reasonable person would under the same or similar circumstances:
- Automobile “accidents” caused by a drunk driver
- Construction “accidents” resulting from poorly maintained equipment
- Driving at excessive or unsafe speeds
- Failing to recognize a motorcyclist’s right of way
- Failure to stop in an assured clear distance from another vehicle
- Failure to keep a proper look out
- And many other “accidents” that could have been prevented if someone had exercised duty of care
When the failure to exercise care, or an intentional act, results in the death of another, the family of the victim may seek wrongful death compensation. Although money will never replace a lost parent, spouse, sibling or child, compensation may include monetary damages for medical expenses, funeral expenses, lost income, lost benefits and loss of companionship.
The attorneys of The Rode Law Firm have more than 50 years of combined experience representing the families of wrongful death victims.