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Pedestrian Killed By Semi Truck

Posted by Jess A. Lorona | Dec 15, 2018 | 0 Comments

Wrongful death

Tragic Incident Highlights the Consequences of Negligence

We know that when you go out, or when you say goodbye to your loved ones when they head out the door, the last thing you are thinking about is something tragic happening. Unfortunately, there are times when other people's negligence cause harm.

At the end of November, Michael Olsen, 48, was struck by a semi-truck when he was walking on 51st Avenue. Witnesses say that the truck did not even stop after the crash. Olsen was declared dead at the scene and police are asking the public for help identifying the driver.

At Lorona Mead, we know that this is just one of many ways that people get killed due to the negligence of another person or group. If you have experienced the loss of a loved one and need help recovering compensation from those responsible, we are here for you. Call us today when you need a Phoenix wrongful death attorney.

What Can Happen

Wrongful death cases arise when someone else's careless or negligent actions cause another person to lose their life. These cases can be brought by a victim's family against the person or group responsible for the death. Here are some common ways we see wrongful death cases arise:

Vehicle Accidents

More than 37,823 people were injured in vehicle accidents in Arizona during the latest reporting year with 1,000 traffic-related fatalities. Many of those deaths were caused by drunk drivers. Anytime an impaired driver causes an injury or death, they should be held accountable for their actions.

Medical Mistakes

Medical mistakes are the third leading cause of death in the United States. They happen because medical professionals become negligent in their care. We often see deaths occur due to medication errors, surgical mistakes, hospital-acquired infections, and patient misdiagnosis.

Workplace Accidents

Employers have a responsibility to keep their workers safe. This includes providing the proper safety equipment and training for each job they are asked to perform. If they fail to do this and someone is killed, the company should be held accountable.

(This list is by no means complete. Always seek a qualified attorney to review your particular case.)

Moving Forward From Here

We know that losing a loved one due to the negligent behavior of another person or company is unthinkable. At Lorona Mead, we want to help you hold those responsible accountable for their actions. Our team will work with you throughout the entire process, from investigating your case to going to court if needed. We know you need help with the following expenses:

      • Funeral and burial costs
      • Lost income and benefits of the deceased
      • Pain and suffering damages
      • Punitive damages

When you need a Phoenix wrongful death attorney, you can contact us for a free consultation by clicking here or calling 602-385-6825.

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