Wrongful Death | Miller & Steiert
Workplace, Car, Truck, Medical & More.
At the law office of Miller & Steiert, our lawyers investigate fatal accidents on behalf of families who lost a loved one due to the negligence of others. We hold grossly negligent people responsible for wrongful deaths caused by their inattention or disregard for the safety of others.
To schedule an appointment and discuss your case, contact wrongful death lawyers at Miller & Steiert today.
The Causes of Wrongful Death
The law office of Miller & Steiert represents families and individuals who have lost a loved one due to the following:
- Car accident or truck accident
- Work-place accident / OSHA violations
- Medical malpractice
- Defective vehicle, fire alarms or smoke detectors
- Physical assault
- Locked fire exits
- Collapsed roof
- Toxic exposure
- Dangerous products
- Failed medical device
- Carbon monoxide poisoning
- And other causes
Building Your Case
As experienced personal injury attorneys, we regularly work with accident investigators, forensic specialists, lab technicians, safety experts, design engineers and other professionals who are adept at addressing technical, scientific issues of evidence and fact. Our office also consults economists who project lost earnings, lost wages and the value of pain and suffering to determine a fair compensation amount.
Liability and Foreseeability in Wrongful Death Cases
Businesses and individuals often deny any responsibility in wrongful death cases. They claim their actions did not directly cause a fatal accident. Instead, they blame circumstances beyond their direct control. However, the issue isn't whether someone committed an act. The issue is one of "foreseeability": was there reason to believe an act (or act of omission) could pose a danger to someone else?
For example, a manufacturer may have placed toxic warning labels on a cleaning agent, but failed to warn that it is flammable when placed near an open flame. Or, a retail giant may have security cameras inside their store but none in a parking lot where previous muggings and crimes have occurred. In each case, the question is whether these dangers could and should have been foreseen in exercising a duty of care when considering what was known at the time.
You May Have a Case - We Can Evaluate the Issues Involved
Negligent parties rarely volunteer information or admit fault when fatalities are involved. In most cases, they "lawyer up," refusing to answer questions or share information with surviving family members.
That's where we come in. We have the tools, experience and investigative resources needed to uncover gross negligence and hold careless people responsible for the deaths they cause. To schedule an appointment, contact the wrongful death attorneys at the law office of Miller & Steiert today.